For the first time in his high school coaching career, Wildcats Football Coach Greg Owens will be utilizing spring football. It gets underway Tuesday, May 3 and will wrap up with a spring game on Thursday, May 26. In between there will be a total of fifteen workouts in pads, four workouts each week with each session about an hour and a half in length.
Coach Owens told media members Thursday that in the past his teams were seasoned so that with 7 on 7 games and workouts during athletic periods the teams were adequately prepared until the start on fall practices. He said his current returnees in 9th, 10th and 11th grades include lots of inexperienced players that could benefit from the 15 workouts in pads over several weeks.
There is a trade off. The Wildcats will open fall practice a week later than usual and they will have only one scrimmage instead of two before their first real game. Coach Owens said the benefits outweigh the negatives. He said the players are excited and spring football has created quite a buzz.