The Commerce High School football team has taken the first steps in preparing for the 2014 season as it wrapped up two weeks of spring practice Tuesday.
Michael Brown is optimistic about the upcoming season as he enters his second year as at the Tigers’ head signal caller.
“It’s been a good spring,” Brown said. “We’ve had enthusiastic practices and we seem to be getting in the swing of things.”
Brown praised his upcoming senior class for its work ethic in the first practices as team leaders.
“I’m real proud of our seniors,” added Brown. “They’ve done a good job of leading and setting the tone and setting the tempo each day. We seem to be getting a little better each day on the things that we are doing.”
Brown mentioned several players that had exceptionally productive springs, including Tyreke Wiggins (linebacker), Derek Benoit (offensive/defensive lineman) and Cody Weaver (offensive lineman).
Brown also noted the maturation of his quarterbacking corps – Caleb Brooks, Matthew Flint and Cole Chancey.
“All three of them have done an excellent job,” he added.
Brown said that perhaps the biggest surprise from the early practice sessions was the assimilation of the upcoming freshman class. He noted stellar performances by standout freshmen Tyreke Ware and Chase Forrester.
Although the spring practice session has ended, the Tigers have a busy offseason ahead of them.
Aside from weekly workouts and conditioning, Commerce will compete in multiple seven-on-seven passing league camps including:
•Thursday, June 5, vs Apalachee
•Thursday, June 12, vs Hart County
• Tuesday, June 24, @ Walnut Grove (opponent to be determined)
•Thursday, June 26, @ Athens Christian – FCA camp (opponent to be determined)
•Thursday, July 10, vs Madison County