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Football is under way!

Photo by Herb Bailey.

By Herb Bailey

On Friday morning the Colleton County High School football team began in the heat of the morning practices with helmets on. With coaches exhorting them on and water bottles full for hydration, the steps to the 2016 football season began in earnest. Head Coach Chris Collins shared his observations on Friday and Saturday morning’s first practices with helmets on. “We had great enthusiasm for those days. Actually they were the best opening two days we have ever had since I have been here. The kids are showing up early and very eager to go.This really has been very positive opening days.” As in any camp there might be surprises along the way but Coach Collins shared not so much yet. “Not a whole lot of surprises right now. Nobody is making contact yet so surprises may come when that happens.We have been around these kids all summer so we have a pretty good idea how productive they are and how they will produce. I am very happy with the effort we have seen thus far.”
As far as the important position of QB, Coach Collins is also happy with how that went. “The QB position is doing well. Craig (Grant) is doing a good job leading the team and making the throws. “With the practices just beginning Coach Collins shared about the days ahead for his Cougar 2016 football team. “Beginning on Monday our shoulder pads will be on. Then on Wednesday we will be in full gear and full contact. Thursday will bring our first two-a-day practices. On Friday morning at our place we will have our first scrimmage against Stratford at 10 a.m.We will finish the week with another two-a-day on Saturday. A full week ahead.” With a tough season-opening schedule, the coach and team will need to keep the positive momentum going. As they were going through the fitness drills on Friday morning, the players were asked by the coaches to focus. The tough schedule will need all of their focus and talent.

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