SCRIMMAGE NOTES: Westview at Milan
This summer, Tennessee was represented in the Elite 11 camp by Westview Quarterback, and Alabama commit, Ty Simpson. The Number 4 rated quarterback in the nation began his senior season in a scrimmage against one of the state's best defensive back in Anthony Brown of Milan. Brown is a 3-star recruit with offers from some of the nation’s top programs, and plans to announce his commitment on September 14th.
The hosting Milan Bulldogs began the evening on offense, and found some success on the ground, but made strides through the air. Milan quarterback Hayden Sullivan looked solid, and found success with shorter routes early on. The Westview defense bent but did not break on their first outing, and did not allow Milan to find the endzone.
The Westview offense was quick, though struggled to find much success on the ground in their first possession. Ty Simpson was able to complete short range passes with near perfect accuracy.
Westview found the endzone first, breaking a run for about 70-yards, followed by a Ty Simpson rushing touchdown from about 2 yards out. Milan responded by piecing together a decent drive, capped off with an Anthony Brown fade route for the touchdown. Brown would catch another of those fade routes in similar fashion, even though it was interfered with, with around 30 seconds left in the varsity scrimmage. Westview managed to find the endzone in the closing seconds to win the varsity scrimmage 27-20.
Milan had the size advantage in this one, and has a lot more presence at the line of scrimmage than last year. The senior duo of Anthony Brown and Hayden Sullivan looked nearly unstoppable. The Milan defense looks to have improved from last season, as well, as they even forced an interception off of Simpson early in the scrimmage. Milan is in a great position to make a run at a gold ball in 2021.
Westview has serious athletes, as well. Several of the Westview receivers showed an ability to extend plays, and paired with an aggressive run attack, Westview proved they will have an elite offense in 2021. If the Charger defense can contain some of the more powerful offenses in the state, Westview could challenge for a state title, as well.
Westview and Milan continue their scrimmage schedule, with the Chargers traveling to Crockett County on the 6th of August, and Milan taking on Lipscomb Academy on August 3rd at Johnnie Hale Stadium.