Taft went up against North, Frazier Mountain and Shafter

The Taft varsity football team got in one final summer tune up against some familiar opponents Wednesday evening when they competed in the 7-on-7 football tournament at the State Farm Sports Village in Bakersfield.

“I thought we competed pretty well,” said Taft coach Jarudd Prosser. “I thought as a result we took a step forward.

Like the previous two weeks, the Wildcats went up against three different opponents for about 35 minutes.

During the course of the three sessions, Tevin Howell and Matt Osborne traded off at the quarterback position.

In each session, the teams would have a series of downs or would score before the other team got a chance on half of a field.

The difference Wednesday was that Taft went up against a couple of opponents they will be facing this fall on three different fields.

Taft started off their tournament by facing the North Stars before taking on the Frazier Mountain Falcons. They finished off the evening with a match up against league rival Shafter.

“It’s good because you get a feel for them,” Prosser said of playing against North and Shafter.

Prosser feels the team has changed over the three weeks of the 7-on-7 competition.

Taft will have two weeks off for the Fourth of July holiday.

They will come back for three straight weeks of lifting weights. Taft will kick off fall practice Monday Aug.4 at 3:30 p.m.