By Kris Leonhardt
MARSHFIELD – The Marshfield Tigers are offering a chance to meet the 2018 high school football team through “Meet the Tigers” on Aug. 8.
Tigers Assistant Coach Randy Hartwig said the event is designed to expose the players to the dynamics of game night and to introduce the community to the players and coaches.
“The primary reason is to allow the team to go through the procedure of game night, including running through the pre-game meetings, the bus transfer, warm-up, special teams, etc.,” he said. “In addition, this allows us to test the various technologies that we use on game night such as our endzone/sideline camera which can be streamed to the coaches in the box and the players on the sideline and coach communications.
“In addition, this event allows the parents and community to observe a practice and be introduced to the Tiger Coaches.
“The event starts with the Tigers going through their pre-game warm ups. The Tigers will then simulate, under control, the various special teams. Offensive and defensive team sessions will also be included to better simulate game situations, change of possession, etc.
“This allows us to identify any difficulties or oversights before the first game night. It also allows the players to become comfortable with the events that lead up to game time.”
The event is Aug. 8, 6-8:30 p.m., at Beell Stadium, 900 E. Fourth St., Marshfield. A small charge gets you a hot dog, water, chips, and a team souvenir. Players will also be on hand to autograph souvenirs.