Warren Easton running back Devin Glenn might have already committed to attend Tulane, but he is focused on excelling during his last season with the nationally-ranked Eagles.
“It just gives me something to look forward to, something to play for, to know that I already have a college to go to after this season,” Glenn said.
Easton scored six touchdowns and Glenn made two long runs early and attributed the offensive sparks to something he learned in practice.
“All week, our new (offensive) line coach, he had been preparing the line,” he said after Warren Easton’s scrimmage with Chalmette on Wednesday at Pan-American Stadium. “We prepared a new blocking scheme for their defense. We just practiced hard. We had a good week at practice.”
Like any team preparing for the regular season, the Eagles did have their own weak spots.
“We had a few mental busts, that’s it,” Glenn said. “We’ll get it together and get ready for the jamboree.”
Both teams started slow as the Eagles kept the Owls from crossing midfield until the last play of the series. For Easton coach Tony Hull, the good and bad plays were typical of a pre-season scrimmage.
“We’ve got to go forward and look at the good things and build upon that,” he said. “We’ve got to look at the bad things. We’ll be all right.
“We did a good job executing. We’ve got a long ways to go to get to where we need to be at. However, I liked what I saw. We’ve just got to build upon it.”
One improvement Hull saw was his defense.
“The last time we touched this field, the defense didn’t look too good,” Hull said. “I think this time we looked a whole lot better. We didn’t give up any big passes. We had a couple of long runs and some missed assignments we need to clean up. Overall, it was a good scrimmage.”
Chalmette ended last season 3-7, but won two of its last three games.
“Our kids fought really hard against a good team,” Chalmette coach Jason Tucker said. “I think we had a lot of positives coming out of it. We stayed healthy, and that’s one thing you look for coming out of a scrimmage.”
While his team’s highlights included scoring and making a long run during the first series, Tucker said more work needs to be done.
“We’ve got to polish things up,” he said. “We’ve got to get more crisp with what we’re doing on both sides of the ball. “
Wednesday’s scrimmage showed Tucker some of his team’s improvement.
“I think tonight as a team, we stepped forward,” Tucker said. “We got to see a lot of younger kids, some of the kids we had with question marks perform. We’ll look at the film tonight and see what happens.”