BY JIM MISUNAS
It was no surprise that versatile Great Bend quarterback/safety Dalton Miller stole the show.
The Great Bend football team started with an aggressive attitude during Friday's jamboree against state-ranked 2A Hoisington and state-ranked 3A Scott City.
The Panthers polished off a crisp scoring drive on a 25-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Dalton Miller to all-state receiver Alex Schremmer.
Against Scott City, Miller intercepted a pass and nearly stole a second pass. Backup quarterback Joseph Moeder completed a 7-yard touchdown strike to Schremmer.
Great Bend Erin Beck liked what he saw during the controlled scrimmage.
“Dalton impressed me,” Beck said. “He did a good distributing the football. We saw why we always want to get the football to our play-makers like Alex Schremmer.”
Tate Murray returns to the offensive line, but a retooled line caught Beck’s eye.
“The biggest thing I was proud of the way our offensive line took a big step,” he said. “They performed so much better than they had showed in practice.”
The overall experience was good.
“It was a good learning experience,” he said. “It’s a better experience getting after somebody other than your own team.”
Beck said Scott City’s defense showed good talent.
“Scott City is fast and physical,” he said. “That’s going to be a really good 3A defense.
HOISINGTON – Hoisington’s North Dakota commit Wyatt Pedigo showed flashes on the offensive and defensive side, making several tackles against Great Bend.
Mason Haxton and Pedigo each busted long runs against Scott City. Cole Steinert also gained a first down.