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August 13, 2013

Area high school football teams look for new players to step up



“We have to improve our defense,” Quinata said. “We are missing some people there.”

New coaches get first looks at teams

A few coaches were having their first look at their new team. Cameron Bennett is in his first season at Perry and was really pleased with how the first practice went.

“We had 45 kids out there,” Bennett said. “There was a lot of excitement. The work ethic was there. They were flying around. Practice has to be intense so we will be ready for games.”

The Maroons are looking to fill several positions left vacant after a 6-5 record and playoff berth last season.

“We got some good battles at quarterback and offensive line,” Bennett said. “We got some good wide receivers that can catch balls. We got good depth at running back. We have some good depth on defense. We are trying fill some back up spots at linebacker.”

Enoch Jackson is in his first season at Agra, taking over a team that finished 6-4 and missed the playoffs by a game.  

“The team chemistry is really good,” Jackson said. “Everyone is motivating each other and have really positive attitudes.”

For Carney’s new coach David Treadwell,  the first day of practice left more questions than answers including one big one — can they find enough players?

“We only had six to eight people show up,” Treadwell said.

Young Bluejackets picking the game up quickly

The Coyle Bluejackets will have a freshman offensive line this season. Most of Tuesday’s practice was spent learning the system.

“We have a big learning curve going on right now,” coach Shane Weathers said. “Our oldest lineman is a sophomore. We are going at a fast pace and wanting them to pick things up quickly. Our skill players are going really well.”

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