No one kept score, and the records are still 0-0. But it was a reminder that football season is almost here.
A week before the start of the high school football season, Dimond High School hosted the Football Jamboree with its home team and three other teams: East High School, South Anchorage High School and last year’s state champions, West High School.
“The kids are excited and fired up about being out here, finally getting a chance to put into action what they’ve been practicing some,” said Dimond Head Coach Chris Borst, now in his fifth season. “I thought they did great today.”
West’s Head Coach Tim Davis was also pleased to see his team face someone other than itself.
“Three real classy opponents out here, solid dudes in Service, East and Dimond,” Davis commented. “And all three bring something different to the table. Really pleased with today overall, and really excited to get grinding and working on Palmer Monday.”
The Jamboree was essentially a large scale, organized scrimmage with both ends of the field utilized at the same time. One team played offense, the other defense, then the teams switched. The mini-matchups lasted 30 minutes with 10-minute breaks in between.
Dimond, which posted a 4-6 regular season mark, made it to the state semifinals in 2013 before falling to Service. The Lynx have not won a state title since 2001. They open at South Anchorage High on Saturday, Aug. 16.