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City View started strong, Bowie fought back

City View head coach Rudy Hawkins had nothing but praise for his team following Thursday’s scrimmage against Bowie.

“I loved every bit of it,” Hawkins said. “I thought in the plays we looked good. We flew around the football defensively. Offensively, we were pretty crisp.”

In the timed portion of the scrimmage, City View’s first-team offense scored three times. On the first play, Isaiah Marks found his brother, Jayln Marks, for a 70-yard touchdown. Bowie failed to score against City View’s first-team defense, but found the end zone twice when Hawkins put his second team in.

“The ones looked real good on both sides,” Hawkins said. “We were really happy about that.”

After a big first quarter, City View put some younger players in on the defensive side of the football, looking to get them game experience.

“We had a couple of freshmen that we put in there to let them see and get their feet hot a little bit,” Hawkins said. “We we’re looking to see if they could maybe help us out somewhere down the road.”

That’s when Bowie scored twice. Hawkins chalked it up to inexperience among his second unit.

“We had some missed assignments,” Hawkins said. “We had some missed calls when our starting linebackers went out defensively and we were calling the strength the wrong way and that put us in a bind. But that’s why we do this. We can fix this now and that’s good experience for those guys to get that last quarter.”

City View heads east Friday to take on the Blue Ridge Tigers.