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Yellow Jackets host Ottawa-Glandorf in morning scrimmage

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    Perrysburg's offensive line faces off against Ottawa-Glandorf's defense.

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    Perrysburg students Beth Glowacki, 15, left, Maddie Myers, 16, center left, Emiler Baer, 15, center right, and Gabby Zysik, 15, right, joke with one another while watching the morning scrimmage against Ottawa-Glandorf High School at Perrysburg Jr. High School. The girls had come from straight from The Color Run in downtown Toledo to watch the match.

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Perrysburg's offensive line faces off against Ottawa-Glandorf's defense.

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After hitting each other during two-a-days the past two weeks the Perrysburg High School varsity football team was able to face someone else Saturday morning. 

Ottawa-Glandorf High School came to Steinecker Stadium, at Perrysburg Junior High School, for the first scrimmage to prepare the two teams for the regular season. Ottawa-Glandorf took their I-formation offense to the state semifinals last year. The two teams scrimmage against each other every year.

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Perrysburg students Beth Glowacki, 15, left, Maddie Myers, 16, center left, Emiler Baer, 15, center right, and Gabby Zysik, 15, right, joke with one another while watching the morning scrimmage against Ottawa-Glandorf High School at Perrysburg Jr. High School. The girls had come from straight from The Color Run in downtown Toledo to watch the match.

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"They are good and a very tough team," said Matt Kregel, Perrysburg head coach. "It is a big wake-up call, if you're not ready to play you will get beat up."

PHOTO GALLERY: Perrysburg scrimmages against Ottawa-Glandorf

Coach Kregel was anxious to see two keys from his team heading into Saturday's scrimmage - how his offensive line would hold up trying to replace four starters, and how his defense would do after Ottawa-Glandorf "embarrassed" them last year.

Perrysburg's next and final scrimmage before the season starts Aug. 30 against Whitmer High School, is 7 p.m. Friday at Steinecker Stadium against St. John's Jesuit.

"We face tough teams in scrimmages to expose our weaknesses now before the season starts," Coach Kregel said. 

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