Wildcats Football Coach and Athletic Director Greg Owens says the first two weeks of The Edge conditioning program for football (as of June 19) feels like the first couple of weeks of two a day workouts. He says the newness has worn off, players are getting a little sore, routine sets in and some forget that they didn’t get to do anything for three months before they got to return. Despite all of that, Coach Owens is pleased that numbers of participants has remained steady in all age groups. He says about 50 incoming juniors and seniors are still coming as well as good groups of incoming freshmen and sophomores and incoming middle school 7th and 8th graders. Coach Owens jokes that some parents are glad to have the kids out of the house and being active. Coach Owens also says The Edge also feels a lot like two months of football camp, which he calls really good. He says kids are getting strength, agility and skill work. After another week or two of five day Edge weeks, Coach Owens says the UIL has mandated some days off coming up next month. He says he currently is seeing progress as players are getting into better shape. He says the intensity level of The Edge will be increasing. He says kids are responding well and he adds it looks like they were busy doing some things to stay in shape during the hiatus. Coach Owens says The Edge is pointing toward the start of football practice on August 3 pending approvals by the UIL and Texas Education Agency.
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