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

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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.

“I am excited to get started,” said C-P athletic director and head football coach Paul Tullis. “We are expecting 15-20 more players than last year,” he added. “About 25 on varsity and 30 on JV, due to the large incoming freshmen class.” C-P graduated nine from the varsity.

So far, the practice routine is expected to remain the same as last season, and Tullis had not heard of any new students (players) for the team. But there will be a few, yet familiar faces on the sidelines as Conley Bland will be working with the offense as the new coordinator, new basketball coach Joey Sims will also be assisting, and coaching junior high football will be Robert Schneider, replacing Travis Woods, who resigned to pursue a nursing profession.

C-P coaches welcoming the high school players will be Tullis, Roy Moody, Dustin Carr, Greg Roller, Bo Yates, Bland, and Sims. The Eagles will scrimmage Prairiland and Union Hill. In non-district, C-P challengers will be Cumby Trojans, Ore City Rebels, and Leonard Tigers. Open week for the Eagles will be Sept. 18. District 13-2A opponents for C-P include, in order, the Cooper Bulldogs, Grand Saline Indians, Winnsboro Red Raiders, Caddo Mills Foxes, Quitman Bulldogs, Lone Oak Buffaloes, and Alba-Golden Panthers. The Eagles will host Grand Saline on Friday, Oct. 2, for homecoming festivities at Ron Heflin Stadium.

Players will need to have necessary sports physicals completed by a physician by the first scrimmage that is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 15, in Prairiland at 6 p.m. All incoming freshmen will need a sports physical and all other high school players need an updated physical every two years. Sports physical forms can be found on the C-P website home page at http://como.tx.schoolwebpages.com/education/school/school.php?sectiondetailid=10, on the UIL website at http://www.uil.utexas.edu/athletics/forms/pdf/policy/phys_eval_medical.pdf, or can be picked up at the central office at the C-P school.

C-P will have early, pre-game tickets available at a discounted cost of $2 per student and $4 per adult. Regular price for adults at the gate will be $5. Tullis encourages fans to stop by the high school office and see Marci Porter for a ticket savings with the pre-game tickets. These tickets will be available for all district and home games. For JH/JV games, the ticket prices will be $2 per student and $3 per adult.

EAGLE VARSITY FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
2009

Date     Opponent         Time       Site
A15      Prairiland (scrim.) 6 p.m.   There
A20      Union Hill (scrim.) 5 p.m.  There
A28      Cumby             7:30      Home
S4        Ore City            7:30     There
S11       Leonard           7:30     Home
S18       Open
S25      *Cooper            7:30    There
O2      *#Grand Saline  7:30    Home
O9        *Winnsboro      7:30    There
O16      *Caddo Mills    7:30    There
O23      *Quitman         7:30    Home
O30      *Lone Oak       7:30    There
N6        *Alba Golden   7:30    Home
* District Game   #Homecoming

 

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