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Redskins down Blazers 27-7 in scrimmage

POCAHONTAS—The Redskin football team, attired in crisp new uniforms complete with the classic Redskin logo displayed on the side of the helmet, stepped out onto the freshly manicured grass of  

The Redskins won the unofficial season opener against the 5A Valley View Blazers 27-7 in a very solid overall performance both offensively and defensively.

“We gave up a big play there on the first play, but we put that behind us, and kind of settled in, and got better as the game went,” said Redskin Head Coach Charles Baty Tuesday morning in his office.

The Redskins received the opening kickoff but quickly fumbled, giving Valley View prime field position on their opening drive. They wasted no time, going long for the touchdown off the pass on the very first play to claim a quick 7-0 lead. Pocahontas came back with a confident poise, however, as junior quarterback Dawson Chester led the `Skins down field off several pass completions to juniors C.J. Palmer and Michael Martens as well as to senior Layne Looney. After hitting Martens at the Valley View 37, Chester then hit Palmer for the TD at 8:55. Sophomore kicker Ethan Deyoung, who went on to make each of his extra point attempts Monday night, nailed his first attempt to the tie the game at 7.



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