Carson High football fans will get their first glimpse at this year’s squads today when Reno High visits for a scrimmage.
The JV and freshmen squads are expected to get under way at appoximately 8:30 a.m., and the varsity squads knock heads starting at 10.
Carson coach Blair Roman said Friday a final format has yet to be determined. He did expect all three units to get snaps, though, in descending order. He also said there would probably be some PAT and punt work, though that might not be in a live situation.
Carson doesn’t play Reno in the regular season, thus it was logical these teams pair up for a scrimmage, Carson knocked off Reno in the playoffs last year.
Don’t expect Carson to dig deep into its playbook on either side of the ball.
“What I’m really looking for is a high level of execution,” Roman said. “That’s the thing you want to see. I want to see how the offensive line does. They have been looking pretty good in practice.”
Carson returned the center tandem of Corey Jasper and Austin Ackerman plus left-side linemen Kevin Rusler and Eddie Duarte. Roman plugged in Logan Menzel and Bryceton Schilling into two slots for now.
Roman and line coach Jim Franz will be looking at how things are meshing with the new starters.
Roman expects to get a long look at his seven running backs — Asa Carter, Abel Carter, Vic Castro V, Tyler Huling, Greg Wallace, Elijah Fajayan and Spencer Rogers. Castro has moved from Carter’s back-up at wingback into the fullback slot, and he has impressed Roman thus far.
Roman expects to give No. 2 quarterback Jace Keema the bulk of the snaps, and with good reason. Roman plans on starting Keema at outside linebacker, so his regular-season snaps at quarterback are going to be limited. Starter Joe Nelson has looked good in practice, according to Roman.
“He (Keema) has looked good,” Roman said. “I think, though, he would be the first to tell you that the varsity game is a lot faster than JV. I’d like to also get him some snaps at linebacker.”
One players who has stepped up during summer practice is Ian Schulz, who plays tight end and defensive end.
“Right now he’s going both ways.” Roman said. “He is in really good shape.”
Schulz has been a part of the varsity progran since his sophomore year.