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ET Football: Lobos' Green-White Game to close spring practice

By Hayden Henry
May 16, 2016 at 11:06 p.m.

D'Crayvan Polk runs the ball during day one of Lobo spring football practice on April 25. The annual Green-White scrimmage is set to begin at 5 p.m. today at Lobo Stadium.

One day won't make or break you.

That was Longview head coach John King's final message to the Lobos on Monday as they wrapped the final spring practice heading into today's annual Green-White Game.

But today's annual intrasquad scrimmage will set the stage heading into the summer and, come August, the Lobos' return to Class 6A.

"Injury free — that's No. 1," King said. "It's been imperative that we get everyone we need to on film so we can head into the summer as a staff and evaluate all the practice film and find guys that can help us offensively, defensively, on special teams and can be a quality back-up.

"There's some roles for some that will earn that right."

Tonight's spring finale will kick off at 5 p.m. at Lobo Stadium. Admission is free and entry to the stadium will be at the south gate on the home side.

The first team offense and defense will interchange with the second team on 12-play sets.

Entering the spring three weeks ago, the Lobos returned 22 letterman and a handful that saw time as a starter, King said, most notably on the defensive side, that the practice slate entering today has shown what they needed to see: progression.

"For the most part, we've seen what needed to out of the handful that are back on offense," he said. "We've seen a lot of progress on both sides of the ball but I've been really pleased with how our defense has progressed from practice No. 1 until now."

(For more on the Green-White Game, see the Lobo Insider blog at etvarsity.com; Follow Hayden Henry on Twitter: @hayden_h).

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