Practice makes perfect

Published 12:01 am Friday, August 15, 2014

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Andalusia’s last two weeks of practice have been fruitful. Shown here is a younger group of players working on holding onto the ball. | Andrew Garner/Star-News

Almost two weeks ago, local football players started grinding it out on the practice field to get ready for the season.

Today marks the 10th day of fall practice and local coaches said that the players are getting better and are ready to take the field.

“We’re making strides,” Andalusia head football coach Brian Seymore said. “We’re pretty much concentrating on T.R. Miller and our game plan for them.”

The Bulldogs face TRM in one week to start their regular season.

Seymore said most of the past two weeks has been focused on the team, and as far as this week is concerned, the players have gotten better.

“It’s been a growing week,” he said. “The kids are picking up on what we’re trying to accomplish. We’re putting in a base offense and base defense, and they’re learning how we’re going to attack them (TRM).”

During the last 10 practice days, Seymore said making sure the players work on the small things is top priority.

“We try to do everything as well as we can,” he said. “We’ve always got some issues we want to work on, and the heat is always an issue.”

Every day, the Bulldogs have been dedicating somewhere between an hour and a half to an hour and 45 minutes outside so the players can get used to the heat.

“We have a bunch of kids repping both sides of the ball,” he said. “For the most part, our kids are giving good effort. Right now, it’s a matter of going out there and carrying the game plan out.”

At Red Level, Tigers head football coach David Godwin said practice has gone well and that the players are ready to hit the gridiron.

“It’s gone well,” he said. “The kids are where they want to play right now.”

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