HIALEAH, FL – With the football season right around the corner, ASA Miami continued its preparation for the 2018 season with a joint practice/scrimmage with Keiser University Sunday morning at Ted Hendricks Stadium.
The Silver Storm, who will open the regular season August 25 at home against Advance Prep Academy, hosted the Seahawks from West Palm Beach – as the teams went through various position drills, one-on-one's, seven-on-seven's and two 15-minute periods of a full-contact scrimmage.
ASA Miami head coach Chris Boden said that he was pleased with what he saw from his team Sunday.
"Our kids played really well and played hard," said Boden, who's entering his third season leading the program. "We played smart in that there were no personal fouls, which is really good. It was a great scrimmage…it was great to scrimmage against [Keiser University] – go through and hit someone else for a change. It was also good for the coaching staff to be in a game-type environment before we actually get to a game with real substitutions and real special teams."
"Overall, I was happy with it," Boden added.
The teams did not keep official stats during the controlled scrimmage portion. However, the Silver Storm defense looked stout against the run and forced a pair of Seahawks turnovers.
Sunday's scrimmage against Keiser University, an NAIA football school, was a good litmus test for the Silver Storm; but the team will play hold an intersquad scrimmage next week as a final tune-up before the regular season.
"We tried to get most the kids work during the one-on-one's and seven-on-seven's today," Boden said about getting all of his players reps against live competition.
"I thought we did a good job of getting everyone in. We have an intersquad scrimmage next week where everyone's going to fly solo. It'll give everyone an opportunity to get reps and get better if they make the most of it."