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53 athletes show up for Como-Pickton grid practice

Top, Zach Hankins (center) gives his C-P teammates a cooling spray of water.
Pictured right, C-P coaches Bo Yates and Dustin Carr observe tackling practice as the Eagles turn out over 50 players.


Cumby Trojans march in mud, good first day of football

CUMBY —It may have been a little muddy after the recent monsoon of rains and the temperature predictions are 100 degrees across the board, but that didn't stop the Cumby Trojans from getting an early start on the first day of football.

According to Cumby athletic director and head football coach Ed Perez the numbers look good with 41 showing up at 7 a.m. Monday. Practices this week will begin at 7 a.m. and continue through noon Thursday, Friday will be an evening practice from 5:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m., and Saturday, Aug. 8 will be media day with photos scheduled at 8:30 a.m. followed by an intersquad scrimmage.


Wildcats are early birds with 7 a.m. Monday practice to start football

Summer is almost over for  Sulphur Springs football players.

Practices begin bright and early at 7 a.m. Monday. The Wildcats become early birds, trying to win another title.

Anybody who has been around Sulphur Springs football in the last fews years knows that when head football coach Greg Owens says to be dressed and on the field at 7 a.m., that’s what he means.

According UIL rules these are the official guidelines for football:

Aug. 3 - first day of conditioning (no contact activities permitted).

Aug. 7 - first day of contact (with pads)

Sulphur Springs varsity schedule

Two-a-days: Aug. 3-7, 10-15, and 17-21.

(Their will be a few evening workouts the week of Aug. 17 due to teacher in-service).

Daily schedule 7-9:30 a.m. on the field, 9:30-10:30 a.m. break (can eat snack such as sandwich or banana); 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. practice, weights and conditioning.

Aug. 14 - picture day (tentative 5 p.m. - all players, coaches and senior moms)

Aug. 15- first scrimmage hosting Henderson, varsity at 8 a.m., junior varsity/9th grades at 10:30 a.m.

Aug. 21 - second scrimmage hosting – Terrell, 9/JV at 5 p.m. and varsity at 7 p.m.


Excitement fills air over C-P, numbers increase for a new Eagle season

COMO -The lines are drawn and the morning dew waits on the practice field at Como-Pickton High School.

2009 Eagle football players are required to arrive at the C-P field house at 7:30 a.m. this coming Monday for the start of football two-a-days. Practices over the next two weeks will begin at 8 a.m. and continue through 11 a.m. There will be an hour break for Gatorade and snacks, and players will return again to the field from noon until 1:30 p.m. On Aug. 7, UIL allows practice and contact with football pads.


Sulphur Springs season football tickets go on sale Monday

Season tickets for the 2009 Sulphur Springs Wildcats’ home football games will be on sale Monday through Friday, according to administrative assistant Dwayne McMeans.

The tickets will be on sale 8:45 a.m. to noon and 1-5 p.m. at the SSHS Media Center. Patrons are asked to use the Connally Street entrance on the east side of the high school.

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