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Wildcats look good in intense practice

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    The intensity was cranked up a notch or two at Sulphur Springs football practice Monday.

    After not performing up to expectations in the recent scrimmage against Liberty-Eylau, the Wildcats were flying around the practice field Monday in what can only be described as a spirited and productive workout.
    “We got some good work done. We did some individual stuff and corrected mistakes. It was really good,” Greg Owens, Sulphur Springs head football coach said.
    The Wildcats began the practice  with 30 minutes going over video and half an hour of so pumping iron. Sulphur Springs then went to the outside practice fields about 4 p.m. for more than two hours worth of work under the August sun.
    Owens said, “We work out at 3 p.m. today, it might a little hotter.”
     During Monday’s practices players were reminded about pad levels and getting off blocks.
    Players went through drills and pounded on blocking dummies as they get ready for their second scrimmage coming up Friday.
    Owens demonstrated to defenders how to fight off blocks and keep potential blockers from reaching their feet by extending their arms and pushing the player to the ground.
    “It’s OK to give ground,” Owens said. “Push his head in the dirt and keep him off your legs.”
    On the offensive side, receivers coach Johnny Irvin reminded players to “see what you hit” and not to drop their head when making contact with defenders. This was illustrated with another drill involving blocking dummies.
    The Wildcats will take their second road trip of the pre-season, going to Royse City of District 13-4A.
    The scrimmage at Royse City will begin at 5 p.m. with the freshmen/junior varsity. The varsity is action is scheduled to start around 6:30 p.m.




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