High school gridders tune up on ‘Scrimmage Saturday’

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 30 August 2014 at 12:00 am

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Medina’s Brett Pecoraro returns a pass interception against Wilson during the Mustangs scrimmage this morning at Vets Park.

The preparation of area high school football teams for the upcoming season shifted into high gear this morning on “Scrimmage Saturday” as Albion and Medina both hosted multi team sessions.

Albion hosted a four-way scrimmage which also included Batavia, LeRoy and Elba/Byron-Bergen.

“It’s very valuable” said Albion head Coach Gary Parisi of the scrimmage session. “You want to scrimmage teams that are very good. That helps you to see what you need to work on. It also helps to look for anything you may have missed in practice.”

Medina hosted a three-way scrimmage involving Wilson and East High of Buffalo.

“It’s a great opportunity for the kids to start to jell and to work on our execution,” said Medina head Coach Eric Valley.

Holley took part in a multi team scrimmage at East Rochester and Barker/Roy-Hart scrimmaged at Pembroke which is being coached this season by former long-time Albion mentor Dick Diminuco.

The scrimmages help to get the teams ready for next weekend’s season openers which will have Barker/Roy-Hart hosting Lew-Port on Friday and Albion at Burgard, Medina at Newfane and Holley hosting Attica on Saturday afternoon.