GRINDING THROUGH THE HEAT: Local teams meet up for 7-on-7 summer workout

Published 12:05 am Friday, July 14, 2017

A few of the football teams around Covington County met up in Straughn on Thursday afternoon for a friendly 7-on-7 match up.

Andalusia, Florala, Straughn and McKenzie all took part in the summer workout.

“This is something that we wanted to do just to get a little extra work in,” Straughn head coach John Higgins said. “It’s going to be very informal and I told the coaches that we won’t even keep score. We just want to have fun and get a little work in the process.”

Florala and Andalusia matched up on one side of the field for the first game, as Straughn and McKenzie lined up on the other end.

Under the guidance of new head coach Scott Mason, the Wildcats showed signs of improvement as they quickly scored a pair of unanswered touchdowns.

“We are coming along,” Mason said of his Wildcats. “We still have a long way to go, but we are getting there.”

The event gave Andalusia a chance to work in some younger players.

“It’s always good when you can get out there and compete,” Andalusia head coach Trent Taylor said. “I thought we had good day. We were able to get in a lot of young guys and give them a chance to play against some good teams.”