to Gerald Prim Stadium. Lindale is in the process of getting turf, but the field has not been cleared for use. So
both teams agreed to play on good, old, natural, grass. Varsity action starts at 8 a.m. with the JV and freshmen to begin
play at 10-10:30 a.m.
SCRIMMAGE WEDNESDAY -To get ready for the event- the Wildcats set their second intrasquad scrimmage Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the HS practice field.
HONEST TRUTH - Sulphur Springs head coach Greg Owens said he was not happy Tuesday with his team's performance
so far that day. When asked to describe it he termed the effort "sloppy." He said, "Don't ask me questions if you don't want honest answers.
Some days are better than others. Some practices we look pretty good. Some days, like today, it looks like we don't know what we are doing.
It will get better. We just need to do things right." Owens said it was not a matter of the team being sapped by the heat.
HOT -HOT -HOT - It was another sizzler and it seemed like everyone was talking about the weather on the second day
of the second week of Sulphur Springs football practice. Players were taking in water and lots of it. Alvin Harper, Tyler Halerumal and others
went to the ice towels and sponges filled with water to cool down after three-plus hours of work on the practice field.
Former John Tyler standout and college lineman SS line coach William Blaylock who played at both Tulane and Baylor had an interesting take on the heat.
"The players know it is going to be hot. I was raised in Tyler, they were raised here. It is hot in August, you don't get cold summers
in East Texas... it just does not happen. I have always had to deal with the heat. The first two days I was in football practices at Tulane
I lost 27 pounds. We were practicing down in Louisiana in a place where is was about 95 degrees and 100 percent humidity. So people just need to learn to adjust to it."
STEEL THE ONE - Just a long punt from the practices construction work is really taking shape on the multipurpose building at the high school which is located where some of the practice fields were last year. The building is part of the $48 million dollar bond issue. Sources say the building could be in use as soon as January. Coach Owens said the building is large enough to house several sports or groups at one time and will come in handy during inclement weather.
PHOTO DAY FRIDAY - Photo day for the JV, 9th grade and student athletic trainers will be at 8 a.m. at the practice field. Varsity photos will be made at 6 p.m. Friday at Prim Stadium.
Coach Owens has warned all players that they will not be included in the team photos if they are not clean-shaven. A team photo and individual photos will be taken for use in the newspaper.
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