The annual pre-season event afforded the Cubs the chance to run 12 offensive and 12 defensive plays against Carl Junction, Carthage and Nevada.
"We were looking closely at a couple of things," said Monett football coach Chad Depeť. "We wanted to see how we responded to a little adversity and we wanted to see who could step up and make plays."
The Cubs played their starters sparingly limiting then to four plays per school and focused on finding players who could fill reserve roles.
Against Carl Junction, the starters shined on both sides of the ball.
The starting defense forced a fumble, an incomplete pass and two short yardage runs in limited action against the Bulldogs.
A larger Carthage Tigers team proved difficult for the Cubs.
"We really didn't do a good job of matching their intensity," said Depeť. "We want to rotate as many kids through as possible and see how they stacked up against a bigger school."
Monett roared to life against Nevada scoring on Matt Murphy's 12-yard scamper. The defense was opportunistic forcing three turnovers.
After the jamboree, coach Depeť leveled with his players.
"I told them we have some things to work on," said Depeť. "We need to have more intensity when game time gets near. We had some missed assignments that we will show the guys on film and we had several little technical things that we need to clean up before Mt. Vernon.
"I was pleased that we forced four turnovers tonight," continued Depeť. "Everything we struggled with tonight is fixable. Now we turn our attention to week one."
The Cubs travel to Mt. Vernon on Friday for their season opener. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.