HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Football at midnight

By ERIC VICCARO
sports@bowienewsonline.com

The Bowie and Nocona High School football team began full-contact practices with “Midnight Madness” at both locations.
Bowie High School head coach Dylan Stark said he’s happy the Jackrabbits were able to practice with pads on early Friday morning.
“I’m very encouraged,” Stark said. “Everyone’s working hard, and they’ve gotten better each day.”
Football teams across the region are still one week away from scrimmages against other schools, so self-contained practice is the only gauge coaches have right now.
“Putting on the pads,” Stark said. “That’s a big part of football. It’ll help give us an understanding of what we have to work with.”
Both Bowie and Nocona, since pads were on last night, began covering proper tackling techniques.

The Bowie High School football team donned pads for the first time this season during a special “Midnight Madness” practice on Friday morning at Jackrabbit Stadium. Bowie will scrimmage Bridgeport on Aug. 12 at home. (News photo by Eric Viccaro)