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scrimmage

American football the clash of opposing linemen at every down
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There would have been a rush to stop me at the noise, and I did not mean to get into a confounded scrimmage. Somebody else might have got killed--for I would not have broken out only to get chucked back, and I did not want any more of that work.
He then, finding himself so handled, by whom he knew not, raising himself up as well as he could, grappled with Maritornes, and he and she between them began the bitterest and drollest scrimmage in the world.
Scrimmages in practice over the course of the week were much closer.
Ravena, however, won't take part in the scrimmages due to his ongoing FIBA suspension.
I still can't participate in scrimmages because anytime that I feel dizzy, it might be dangerous,' he said.
But the Ducks continue to run into walls late in scrimmages.
The club played two scrimmages in the 2013 season against the Durham Saints and Walney Terriers and at this point the team boasted a squad of 30 players and seven qualified coaches.
Scrimmages will be played in all age and weight divisions from 5- through 15-year-olds.
With D-Mac and Felix Jones off starting their professional careers, Michael Smith fighting a hernia during the spring and no other running back stepping up, the speedy Texarkana junior had a chance in the spring to make a splash but instead suffered a severe case of fumble-itis in front of fans in scrimmages. Then he went and got his picture splashed around Web sites for a failure-to-appear arrest May 20 over a missed court appearance.
Telcommand allows the coach to communicate effectively and efficiently with the players during practices and scrimmages. A coach can decide how to use the system by working to develop individuals or the entire team.
Participation in scrimmages and tournaments represents another significant time investment.
Weinstein's past scrimmages at Beaverton, Lollapalooza, Surfrider, and Lords of Dogtown were just tune-ups for his main event in this emerging global alliance.