Eagles’ First Week Finds Most Ready
Coach Jason Holcomb was pleased with the Eagles’ first week of preseason workouts. Most of the kids came to practice in fair shape. There were some that failed to prepare and are suffering a little more than the others. Fortunately, there were no injuries in the first week. Corey Strain continues to be held out of workouts due to the knee sprain he suffered at the state 7-on-7 competition.
The offense looks good, as the Eagles try to build an offensive line. The Eagles return 6’4” 315 lb. Jacob Warner and 6’2” 265 lb Chase Hibbeler. Warner is being moved to center as the Eagles plan on Ray Gardner, Myles Hannigan, and Mister X to fill the remaining line slots.
Defensively, the Eagles are looking for a safety to replace the graduated Josh Murray. The Eagles have several excellent candidates and are waiting until one makes a definite statement with his performance.
Coach Holcomb said the youngsters are making progress getting used to the new UIL dictated workout schedule. “It hinders some conditioning that would have been taking place, but we will work within the guidelines set forth.”