Wildcats Football Coach and Athletic Director Greg Owens said 230 athletes turned out for the first day of The Edge conditioning program in the Multipurpose Building Monday morning. He said there were 125 high school boys, 30 high school girls and 75 middle school boys and girls. Coaches had no trouble putting the athletes through drills, exercise and weight lifting indoors while rain fell outside. Coach Owens called the turnout outstanding. He said the athletes were excited at the beginning but had their tongues hanging out at the end after six 100-yard dashes with brief breaks in between. Coach Owens offered some nutrition tips for parents of Edge athletes. He said for parents to be sure the athletes had something to eat before they arrived. After the two hour session, Coach Owens said athletes should drink at least one gallon of water throughout the day. He also recommended that right after The Edge, athletes should be given a protein bar, protein shake or chocolate milk. Coach Owens said the athletes gave a great effort Monday. He noted they would have to work through soreness as they get their bodies in shape. Coach Owens concluded by saying he loved the athletes’ attitudes and work ethic on day one. Middle School Edge will continue Mondays through Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. each day through June 30. High School Edge will continue Mondays through Thursdays from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m. each day through July 21.
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