Arms said he likes the challenge of having his defense try to track down the elusive Switzer, the Kennedy Award winner who's committed to play at North Carolina.
"If we just go over there and play and compete against him,'' Arms said, "well, we know on our regular-season schedule, we're not going to play against anybody I think that has the speed of Switzer.
"Their fullback and middle linebacker [Dustin Crouser] is tough, too, and they have other good kids. They always have real good skill players and are always well coached and sound in technique with the things they do. One thing [we get] from playing them is that they will show us the things we need to work on. After we scrimmage over there, we always know more than we did about our team, and we put more emphasis on it in our practices.''
Edwards said his team gets a lot, too, out of scrimmaging the Hillbillies.
"Coach Arms does a good job with those kids,'' he said. "He has his kids well prepared and ready to play. He likes coming up here. He gets a good look out of us, and we get a good look out of him. It's a good deal for both teams - it really is. I'm just fortunate to be able to have a good relationship with Coach Arms and Man High School.
"He said as long as we keep feeding them hot dogs after the game, he'll keep coming.''
Other scrimmages set for today include Capital hosting Herbert Hoover at 7 p.m. at Laidley Field, Princeton at Riverside at 10 a.m., St. Albans at Hurricane at 10:30 a.m., North Marion at Poca at 11 a.m., Winfield at Buckhannon-Upshur at 11 a.m. and Nitro and Sissonville working out along with host Webster County at noon.
Buffalo did not schedule a scrimmage for this weekend. The final first-week scrimmage finds South Charleston traveling to Beckley to play Woodrow Wilson at 6 p.m. Monday.
It's the second straight year SC and the Flying Eagles meet in an off-day scrimmage. Messinger was told Woodrow thought it could get a few more fans to attend on Monday because that's the first day of classes in Raleigh County.
"That's OK,'' Messinger said. "I like [Woodrow coach John H. Lilly] real well and we've worked together, and we don't mind doing that to help them out.
"That gives us an opportunity to go out on Saturday and see some people we're going to be playing against. But that being said, it gives everybody the chance to show up Monday night and look at us. I know I always like to get that early look.''
Reach Rick Ryan at 304-348-5175 or rickr...@wvgazette.com.