Fort Worth Hill Christian was no match for Stepenville Faith in a six-man scrimmage in Granbury Saturday. Granbury Happy Hill, on the other hand, certainly was.
Faith, a Texas Christian Athletic League home school team entering just its second season, ran over Hill Christian 50-0 in two quarters of game simulation.
"I felt really good about how we played," said Faith head coach Cody Martin. "We were able to dominate with two all-state running backs standing by me on the sideline. Daniel Winkler didn't play at all in that scrimmage and Jacob Thompson still can't go (because of an old injury)."
Shadd Cole certainly played. The freshman scored two of the Knights' three defensive touchdowns on interception returns. The third score came from Jared Veldhuizen on a returned fumble that was foxed by Justin Baugh.
The Happy Hill scrimmage was a different story as the Knights trailed 14-0 at the end of the fist quarter before trailing 28-0 when play was stopped early in the second.
"Happy Hill showed us some speed, and we needed to see that," Martin said. "The only way to get acclimated to playing against speed is to go out and do it, so I'm glad we saw them."
The scrimmage ended early when Baugh was slammed into a bench and was taken from the field by ambulance in accordance with the UIL's new concussion management protocol.
"He's fine, every thing's good, we just wanted to be cautious," said Martin.
The Knights visit Temple Centex for their final preseason scrimmage at 7:30 p.m. Friday.