The second week of Sulphur Springs football practice began Monday under humid conditions and 76 degree temperatures on the outside fields at 7:56 a.m.
It was just the second day in pads for the Wildcats who began blocking and tacking with intensity.
Head coach Greg Owens gave a short, but to the point talk to the varsity and junior varsity groups, as he told them improved play was expected.
“Get after it, the first week is over, it’s time to stop walking... move it,” Owens said.
The practice took of from their with a spirited 7-on-7 competition. Zach Spigner looked good as he adjusts to playing linebacker after time spent last year at defensive back.
The line play was very competitive as the big guys settle into playing under their pads in the trenches.
During the opening week of practice the Wildcats were learning on the run.
“The first week was good to get back in the swing of things,” Owens said. “We are not near where we need to be, but you have to have a first day to begin to get adjusted to your pads, angles, timing, etc.”
Owens said, “Inside hull - we are rusty of technique, pads change things. But kids are giving great effort and excited to start hitting someone. The defensive line was very active and I give them the nod over the offensive line the first day (Friday).”
Offensive coordinator Matt Young said he was pleased with the first week of work.
“Attendance has been fantastic and we are healthy right now, that is a huge key for the team,” Young said. “We have a ways to go, but I like our familiarity with schemes both by the offensive line and receivers.”
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