Spring practice is in the history book for the Winder-Barrow High School football team, but players and coaches are about to be full steam ahead in preparation for the 2014 season, now approximately three months away.
WBHS played its spring game May 9 and despite rain which moved in just as the scrimmage was starting, new coach Heath Webb said he was pleased by what the team accomplished.
‘I was proud of the kids,” the coach said. “I thought we executed pretty well at times. especially since we have a new offense and defense. Football is football, but when you are doing so many new things you worry if the kids can grasp it and execute it. With only nine days of practice they did well. The effort and enthusiasm were great and outstanding.”
Despite the sloppy conditions during the spring game, the Bulldoggs showed plenty of promise offensively. CeCe Green had a huge night on the ground with several touchdowns.
“We still have a long way to go,” Webb said. “However, when you factor in we only had nine practices, we are as far along after nine as I could imagine.”
The players are off this week as Webb wanted to give them a break and time to take a vacation. Work will resume Tuesday, May 27, the day after Memorial Day. Players will begin workouts four days a week from 8-11 a.m. Players will take part in speed and conditioning training as well as work in the weight room. On-the-field work will last approximately an hour in helmets.
“We will continue to polish, execute and install some more things,” Webb said. “We will continue to grow as a team.”
The new WBHS head football coach is finishing his teaching duties at Peachtree Ridge High School and will move full-time to WBHS beginning June 2.