HOW HOT? – It must be the fourth game of the football season because it is JUST 94 degrees at practice. But who can complain, the team, coaches and trainers were greeted by a wind up to 14 mph. Yes, a hot wind. Can you say confection oven.?
But I am just guessing, it is probably a little warm for Paris up in Lamar Co.
KICKING UP his heels. Fernando Arellano was filling his time, not only kicking, but doing some soccer drills and even punting a little. Kickers have a style all their own. Blake Macek worked on his punting skills in between quarterback drills. Macek is the second in the district at 38.6 yards per boot, 14th in all of Texas 4A, and 32nd in the entire state. He was left off district stats, the error is regretted.
FOREVER YOUNG – Matt Young, the defensive coordinator, is a graduate of Sulphur Springs and remembers battles with Paris. He was telling his group about some of the festivities planned for the game. “It’s homecoming, it’s their new stadium. Paris will be juiced. They are supposed to have a guy there who ran in the Olympics, I remember him, the cat could fly.” Action turned to drills and Young told the defense, “Do the little things right. It’s a great day, feel that breeze.”
THE OC- offensive coordinator Jeff Riordan was on the quarterbacks to get things going. Then he talked to a receiver who had been popped in a drill. “Flip him, you hit him just right he won’t tackle you. Run it like you are going to get it. Now, do it again. Way to go, Alvin.“
ALMOST FLIPPED –this reporter was a little too close to a drill having two close encounters with WRs and DBs. Some contact was made, I never was knocked off my feet. I kept a good base, maintained an athletic position and broke down all while holding a pad and pen. This big weevil wobbled but did not fell down.
McCAIN'S McNUGGETS of McWISDOM – Safeties coach Kurt McCain was handing out advice and hugs to defensive backs. He then chuckled at a player who went down with little or no contact. “How’s that a tackle?” he chided. “He touches you on the hip and you drop like you are shot. Ha, come on man.”
MAIN MANN- DJ Mann’s the WR coach was trying to get his good hands guys worked up. “They (Paris) are playing you in man coverage, that’s disrespectful.” Mann said he is still coaching his WRs up for the perfect game.
FRIDAY OFF – Sulphur Springs head coach Greg Owens was reminded that he needed to get work done now with no school being held on Friday. Owens said the group would have Coffee with the Coaches at the First United Methodist church as usual Friday morning. They would have a walk through later. Then have time off for stew and other activities. Players will return to the school at 3:30 p.m. to prepare to go trek to Paris.
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