“That’s going to be a big boy scrimmage for us,” Horton said. “I like to get beat in scrimmages, it’s healthy.
“You don’t get much out of winning scrimmages anyway.
“But I think we can go down there and compete with them.
“We’ll come back knowing what we need to work on, but we’ll also know what we need to work on against the best.
“That’s what you really want out of a scrimmage.”
Once the purple and black’s first scrimmage is behind them, Horton can have a better read on his team overall.
But for now, assuming they can stay healthy – unlike 2012’s 1-9 squad that looked more like a mobile hospital than a football team – both Horton and his players have lofty goals for the upcoming season.
“It’s hard to say whether state semifinals is the absolute goal, but this team’s talking about a state championship and there’s no reason not to,” Horton said. “They’ve got the talent, as long as they don’t get hurt, they’ve got the talent to roll.”
The CCS Warriors’ march to the post season begins when they host the Johnson County Lions in historic Miller Stadium on Aug. 30 at 7 p.m.
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