LAURINBURG — The Fighting Scots summer practices are numbered, as the official start to the 2018 season quickly approaches.
Scotland was scheduled to compete in its final summer 7-on-7 Tuesday in Southern Pines, but the rainy weather caused the Patriots to cancel the drills.
In the final two days of summer workouts, the Scots will have some fun Wednesday as players compete in the BCS Championship. The Scots held BCS team competitions every Wednesday during summer practices, during which players are divided into different teams, distinguished by colored T-shirts, and pitted against each other in various speed and skills drills.
Coach Richard Bailey and his staff keep score throughout the team competitions to determine the rankings for the BCS Championship, which is broken down into various stations — including tire pull, sled push, speed drills, tractor tire flip and hand-eye coordination drills using Whiffle balls and a cardboard box.
Each player takes on someone from the other team, who is of similar size and skill level, and coaches keep score throughout each head-to-head event.
After the first round of competition the field is cut in half and the remaining teams cycle through all the drills again. Players from the eliminated teams gather around to cheer on their teammates.
The Fighting Scots will begin tryouts and their first official practice on Monday, July 30, from 6 to 9 p.m. Players interested in trying out for this year’s football team will need to have their physical and concussion forms turned in. If not, players will need to bring the forms with them on Monday.