GC holds Midnight Madness
SNOW HILL — Midnight Madness was alive and well at Greene Central Friday.
The Rams held their late-night practice as a way to not only prepare for scrimmages next week, but introduce the team to their fans. Greene Central will travel to Williamston Riverside for a scrimmage Tuesday, followed by one Friday against Tarboro.
Rams coach Jay Wilson said the team held a practice in the evening before a “Meet The Rams” session for the general public and going until nearly 1 a.m.
“In the midnight practice, we did about 30 plays for the varsity and 25 for JV,” Wilson said. “We had the chance to see a lot of kids perform and compete, and we saw a lot of good things.”
Cole Dawson said camaraderie hasn’t been an issue heading into the season.
“We’ve got a lot of chemistry and I enjoy playing with my teammates,” Dawson said. “We’re working on our execution, but this was a good practice.”
Teammate Jeremy Murray said Midnight Madness was definitely helpful
“This practice was great heading into our scrimmages with Riverside and Tarboro,” Murray said. “We’re ready to get out there and play.”
Wilson said the first phase is complete heading into the scrimmages and while he has high expectations, he’s been happy with the team’s efforts.
“I tell the guys I’m never going to be satisfied unless we win the last game of the season in December, but I’m pleasantly surprised with where we are, what we’re doing and how we’re looking in a lot of different areas,” Wilson said.