Heritage Head Coach George Massenburg (Photo: Andy Hilton/recruit757)
Most teams have had their first scrimmage. Coach George Massenburg sees bright spots with Heritage.
by Andy Hilton, recruit757
It’s safe to say that most high school coaches are cautiously optimistic (at best) this time of year.
On Thursday night, Heritage High School of Newport News tangled with Indian River (Chesapeake), T.C. Williams (Alexandria) and Ocean Lakes (Virginia Beach) at Ocean Lakes High School in a jamboree format scrimmage.
“We were able to execute a couple of things. The offensive line still has some work to do, but I was pretty impressed with our defense and our skill guys today,” said the coach. “Today was great. Coach (Joe) Jones is a class individual at Ocean Lakes. Coach Ferebee… I met the coach from T.C. Williams as well. Coming out here getting some good work with some good competition, well coached guys… it’s always a great thing.”
Coach Massenburg gave credit to his senior leaders on the offensive side of the ball, quarterback Darius Price and running back Trevon Faison. He also gave credit to Trovel Blizzard as a newcomer who will have an impact. Blizzard is coming over from the basketball team to lend a hand. He was a First Team All-Region selection in hoops in his junior season.
“Trovel is going to play outside linebacker and strong safety, as well as running back. He is a physical athlete who was out of football so he could focus on basketball. We feel he will definitely help us out,” Massenburg stated. As for the rest of the team, “we just expect to come out, work hard, and continue to get better every day.”
You can see more of the scrimmage action and more from Video Correspondent Antowyne Shaw’s exclusive video in the window above.
– Andy Hilton
Photos from the Ocean Lakes Jamboree are in the gallery here on our website.