West Football Preps For Scrimmage

West football, close to wrapping up its second week of pre-season workouts. It’s first in pads.
The Warriors return 21 lettermen from last year’s Bi-District champions. Five defensive and four offensive starters return. Senior Jordan Fillmore, set to start at quarterback. I asked head coach Courtney Boyce what he is liking to see the most from his team at this point. “They’re moving around fast. There’s a lot of communication going on between the players and they’re doing a good job of that.”
West football’s only pre-season scrimmage comes Friday night at La Grange. Please note at the request of La Grange. The scrimmages have been moved back.

Freshman and JV will now start @6:30
Varsity will Now start about 7:45.
CLEVELAND (AP) – Browns starting quarterback Tyrod Taylor suffered a left hand injury in the first quarter against Philadelphia.

After throwing an incomplete pass on fourth down, Taylor fell out of bounds and landed on his left side without any contact. His arm was pinned under his body when he hit the ground, and Taylor got up holding his left wrist and ran to the sideline.

Taylor was treated by the team’s medical staff before walking to the locker room for further treatment and exams. He later ran back to the sideline, wearing a glove on the hand.

The Browns only said that Taylor hurt his hand and was questionable to return. Rookie Baker Mayfield, the No. 1 overall draft pick, replaced Taylor for Cleveland’s next offensive series.

Taylor was acquired in a trade with the Buffalo Bills in March. The Browns intend to start Taylor this season while Mayfield develops.

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DALLAS (AP) – George Andrie, the former Dallas Cowboys defensive end who scored a touchdown in the Ice Bowl game against Green Bay in 1967, has died. He was 78.

The Cowboys confirmed the death of Andrie. He died Tuesday at his home in Woodway, Texas. Andrie’s family has said he suffered from dementia.

Andrie was among the former players who sued the NFL over claims that the league knew repeated head blows could lead to chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a degenerative brain disease. Experts have linked CTE to dementia, among other conditions.

Andrie was part of the “Doomsday Defense” that included Hall of Famer Bob Lilly and fellow starters Willie Townes and Jethro Pugh. He led the Cowboys in sacks four straight seasons from 1964-67 and was an All-Pro in 1969. That was the last of five straight Pro Bowls, a record for a Dallas defensive end.

The temperature was 15 below in Green Bay when the Packers and Cowboys played for a spot in the second Super Bowl. Andrie picked up a fumble by Bart Starr and ran 7 yards for a touchdown with Green Bay leading 14-0. The Packers won 21-17 on Starr’s quarterback sneak in the final seconds.

Andrie moved back to his native Michigan after his playing days but returned to Texas, where he co-owned a beer distributorship with Lilly in Waco. Andrie played at Marquette, which dropped football before his final season. He was a sixth-round pick by Dallas in 1962.

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