Shortly after 3:45 p.m. Tuesday, the Wildcats’ football team hit the practice field to begin something new around here lately, spring practice. Players separated into position groups for lots of fundamentals work. Late in practice, players got to mix it up a little as the offense and defense went at each other with plays near the goal line. Later the offense ran some plays attempting to move down the field against defenders.
After day one of 15, Wildcats Football Coach Greg Owens pronounced it a good practice. He noted the weather was tremendous. Coach Owens called it like San Diego. Temperature was in the upper 70’s. He said the practice, which went about one hour and fifty minutes, may have been about 10-minutes too long noting that players seemed to lose some juice near the end. Mainly through Coach Owens stressed that the players were energized and really excited and they got plenty of reps. Coach Owens said players were rusty and some got discouraged because they were not perfect on the first day. He said some of the young kids came out wide-eyed but later settled down and some made some plays.
Coach Owens said the coaching staff would evaluate the practice to determine what needed to be emphasized Wednesday. He said what is great about spring practice is the ability to slow down and teach, teach, teach without worrying about a ball game coming up Friday. The Wildcats will be back at it at around 3:50 p.m. Wednesday and Friday and during the football athletic period on Thursday.