The third day of practice is traditionally one filled with soreness and a lack of energy.
Gone is the excitement of the first day. Teams start to get in a rut and, coupled with the heat, it can get grueling.
Sulphur Springs head football coach Greg Owens fought off the practice blues with music at practice today.
The players took the field and soon two small speakers located near the field were pumping in tunes to give the Wildcats some pep in their step, a little glide in their stride.
“We used music today, just to liven things up a little,” Owens said. “It was kind of quiet. I think it will help. It gives practice a little different atmosphere.”
Several players had comments on the workouts so far.
Receiver Isaiah Lacy said, “I am already sore. Just from the drills, not really the running. The quarterbacks are both new and they will get the hang of it. I know we need practice. But I like it better when we play games. I am ready for the real games.”
Receiver/running back/defensive back Willy Ivery commented, “I like playing defense this year. I am at corner now, I played safety in the eighth grade. I have a lot to learn, but it will be fun. I am not going to say I like defense better than offense. But it’s a new challenge.”
Concerning the weather Ivery said, “I have been nice and not really that hot. God knew we needed a break and sent the wind.”
Defensive coordinator Triston Abron said, “We have been going over everything with the defense. I don’t want to assume they know it. We are building on what they have learned. I want them to run to the football. We want to playing fast and trying to get turnovers. I am extremely pleased with our work so far.”
Day 3 at the workouts featured a crafty play by assistant coach Keith Cook. Cook, in the role of the practice quarterback, faked an option pitch and kept the ball much to the surprise of the players.
The coach still has some moves left.
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