The Campbell County High School Football team wraps up its first full week of fall practice with a couple practices today.
“Today was the first day that we got to go full pads and full contact,” Camel Coach Vic Wilkerson said yesterday. “We had three days, Monday through Wednesday that were more about repetition, effort and learning. The kids worked hard, gave great effort, and hustled on those days. We really worked on learning schemes, and the kids picked that up. Today we got to get into full contact drills for the first time, and I was really impressed with our enthusiasm and the physical nature with which our kids were playing, today. We're excited with where we're at.”
Wilkerson says the coaching staff expects players to be in shape when they report to practice, although conditioning is a part of the initial focus.
“It's a combination of both. The older kids that we're counting on for varsity know the expectation. They've been in the program as sophomores, and some of them sophomores and juniors, going into their senior year, so they've put in the time during the offseason, getting in shape,” said Wilkerson.
He says the coaching staff still emphasizes players sprinting, rather than walking, from one drill to another.
The Camels open their season two weeks from today, against Kelly Walsh, in Casper.