EVART \u2014 Evart\u2019s football team heads to St. Louis on Thursday for a scrimmage as the Wildcats get closer to opening the season. Coach Pat Craven told his players last Friday it was perhaps the best first week of practice he\u2019s seen from any of his teams. \u201cI was really impressed with their effort and mental toughness and overall attitude from top to bottom,\u201d Craven said. \u201cI was pleased with it all and I liked the attitude of being willing to learn and being teachable.\u201d The scrimmage will have the Wildcats play Tawas, St. Louis and Sanford Meridian. There will be 20 plays on offense and 20 on defense against all three teams. \u201cIt will be good to go again someone other than your own team,\u201d Craven said. \u201cThere\u2019s a couple of competitive positions we\u2019re looking at and we\u2019re trying to create our depth chart. We want to stay healthy coming out of it. A scrimmage puts those kids in the situation where, they\u2019re going up against other teams and it gives our kids an opportunity to see where they\u2019re at.\u201d Practices resume this week and will continue next week, going into first game at home on Aug. 26 against nonleague opponent White Cloud.