Wildcats Football Coach Greg Owens pronounced the first day of practice for the season Monday a very good day. He said the team had good retention of things they were taught in May during spring practices. Coach Owens was also pleased with the weather, which provided a little relief from the broiling heat. A large cloud covered the sun for a few minutes as players hit the field just after 6 p.m. Then temperatures dropped to pleasant levels as the sun was going down.
It got so pleasant Coach Owens said he wished he had had a little more daylight. Practice ended on the field at around 8:30 p.m. Beginning at 5 p.m., the team also lifted weights and worked on punts during a work through in the Multipurpose Building. Coach Owens said the team seemed to know what they were doing. He was encouraged that they were going in the right direction. It’s been two weeks since The Edge conditioning program ended. Coach Owens said players were not in as good a shape as he would have liked but he added, they were okay. Coach Owens said players ended practice in a strong and crisp manner.
Practice will continue from 5 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. all this week with players on the practice field at around 6 p.m.