Skill work at SSISD’s The Edge conditioning program began to look a lot more like football Monday, July 13. Wildcats Athletic Director and Head Football Coach Greg Owens said the UIL is now allowing more competition and team drills. Monday the Wildcats did some 7-on-7 work, some 1-on-1 drills and even offense versus defense scheme competition.
Coach Owens said the Wildcats’ coaching staff was eager to get started with this new stuff and, he said, Edge attendees were excited. He said the varsity had a spirited session in which they really got after it pretty good. He added it was fun.
Coach Owens is hoping for increased attendance during the final 2 weeks of The Edge, which wraps up Friday, July 24. He said some key players have been missing but, he’s hoping they will get there soon. Coach Owens said there are a lot of vacations and family events going on.
He said as far as he knows, football practice is still scheduled to get under way on Monday, August 3. Coach Owens said he continues to wait for the latest from the UIL.