July 19, 2004
Albany-- Ready or not the high school football season is here! Monday marked the first official practice for teams across the state in what will be a very short preseason schedule.
Over at Dougherty, first year coach Carror Wright and the Trojans hit the ground running today as they look to cram a whole new system and way of doing things into four weeks of practice.
New Georgia High School Association rules call for just one month of practice prior to the first game, meaning coaches can only hold three weeks of practice in full pads. This week teams are restricted to working out in shorts and helmets.
Coach Wright says add to that the fact that he's only been on the job just over a month and it makes for a very short timetable to work under.
"The toughest thing is we got to try to get five months worth of work done in two months. We accepted the job in February and came on the job full time at the end of May, first of June but these kids have responded real well. We can't say enough about them, still have a long way to go but right now they're beginning to understand what we want," Wright said.
The high school football season kicks off on August 20th.