It was a back and forth night for Lingleville in a four-way scrimmage in Kopperl Friday, and head coach Justin Del Bosque feels it was beneficial for his team going into its first UIL campaign and third season overall.
The Cardinals raced past Kopperl 32-12 in a timed one-quarter game simulation, and fell two touchdowns to one against Jonesboro and two scores to none against Milford in controlled scrimmage play.
"It was good for us; we got to see a lot of different looks doing it that way, and I'm glad we got a quarter in," said Del Bosque, who has led Lingleville to a 10-9 mark in their first two seasons on the gridiron in more than 40 years. "We can't get those looks in practice."
Lingleville opens its season at 7:30 p.m. next Friday at Rising Star. The game was originally scheduled to be in Lingleville, but new lights at the stadium are not yet ready.
Robert VanKranenburg tossed a pair of 50 yard touchdowns in the open quarter against Kopperl. His first was a dump off to Edwin Chacon, who ran more than 40 yards after the catch. The second was a bomb to Ruperto Huerta, who beat the defense deep.
VanKranenburg also had an interception in the quarter, and slipped just before making another one.
"He was about to pick it off and slipped down, and they went on to score on that drive," said Del Bosque. "Robert usually makes that play, so I felt really good about the way we looked in the quarter."
VanKranenburg also rushed for a 47 yard TD in the quarter.
Tucker Click scored in the controlled phase against Jonesboro on a 15-yard run. The Cards also drove inside the five against Milford but couldn't finish.
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