Tigers getting pumped up for spring drills

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Bryant Vincent knew that when he took over as Greenville High's new head football coach that he would have to hit the ground running.

And since he arrived on campus on Feb. 6, Vincent hasn't had time to take a breather.

Since taking over, Vincent has taken care of a grocery list of items to put his personal touch on the Greenville football program.

Among some of the tasks he's taken on is trying to find ways to add more space to the school's already small weight room.

Vincent has removed two rows of lockers within the weight room and added a handful of weight stations.

He's also introduced the 66 young men he has signed up for varsity football to a new 10-week weight training program that will culminate with a lift-a-thon where team members will get to show off their optimum strength to those who attend.

&#8220This will be a fundraiser to help buy new uniforms, which we desperately need,” Vincent said. &#8220The goal for each guy to raise $100, and the 8-man team that raises the most money earns a pizza party.”

The lift-a-thon is scheduled for the April 20, which will be a kickoff to the Tigers spring football drills that will begin April 24.

&#8220By having people there to see the kids workout, it will give them an opportunity to see how hard our guys have been working in the weight room,” Vincent said. &#8220And obviously see the fruit of their labor.”

Greenville will wrap up spring drills May 12 with a spring game against Highland Home at Tiger Stadium.

&#8220I was told that Highland Home isn't your typical Class 2A school,” Vincent said. &#8220I hear they are pretty loaded, so they certainly will be a good test for our team.”

Vincent also announced that the Greenville High football schedule is now complete with the scheduling of former area foe Wetumpka for Week 10. Both years the teams will compete on a Thursday night. Greenville will travel to Wetumpka, which moved up to Class 6A, this year, and the Indians visit Tiger Stadium in 2007.