Rockford football prepping for opener

If you wonder how Rockford’s football team will do this season, come to the six-team scrimmage starting at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 23 at Rockford. Teams include Dassel-Cokato, Milaca, Patrick Henry, Minnehaha Academy and Minneapolis Patrick Henry.

The event is in preparation for the home opener, 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28 against Watertown-Mayer. Other home games are against Holdingford Sept. 5, Kimball Sept. 19 and Pierz Healy Oct. 10.

What coach Dan Houghton does know is he returns 16 starters. The scrimmage will help fill in the holes left by graduating starters.