Tomahawk’s football team took a quick jaunt to Wittenberg last Friday for a tune-up scrimmage in anticipation of this week’s real action at Ladysmith, and THS coach John Larson was pleased with the outcome.
“It went very well,” Larson said. “Number one, we came out of it injury-free. I think that’s the first one we didn’t lose a kid for at least a couple of games.
“We had some very pleasant surprises from some of our younger kids. Our upperclassmen that we expected to do well, did. We also found some areas that we need to solidify, and we will touch up on those this week.”
Tomahawk faced Wittenberg, Colby and Athens in the event.
“Overall it gives us a good indicator or where we’re at,” Larson said. “There was some good competition with schools relatively close to us in (enrollment) size. Athens was a little bit smaller, but I honestly thought Athens might have been the best team there.
“We look forward to that scrimmage because it’s very physical. It gives us a good indicator of who’s ready to go.”
The Hatchets’ game with Ladysmith kicks off an independent schedule in 2010 before they enter the Marawood in 2011.
“We played (Ladysmith) the last two years, and split,” Larson said. “They are a very comparable team to us. They have a good tradition there. It’s a good chance to go there and see good competition early.”