By ERIC VICCARO
Bowie High School head football coach Dylan Stark said 60 boys have reported for training sessions.
All five of Montague County’s football-playing schools had their first practice on Monday, the first date allowed by the University Interscholastic League.
Stark said plenty of teaching is occurring, especially knowing Bowie will be running a different defense this year.
Glenn Dunnam and Josh Kreger were named co-defensive coordinators in the off-season, replacing the now-retired Daylon West.
“There’s a lot of learning,” Stark said. “They are learning a new defense, new terminology.”
Stark said he was happy with everyone’s effort.
As the temperature rose, players sought refreshment. There were plenty of hydration breaks.
That fact was not lost on the UIL – the sanctioning body sent out a tweet on Monday urging players to keep consuming water and other sports drinks. The tweet included: “#hydrate.”
Jennifer Clement provided water and other fruit to players inside the concession stand at Jackrabbit Stadium, and the team had access to plenty of water. Read more in the Aug. 3 Bowie News.
New Bowie High School assistant coach Nathan Winn (left) works with the wide receivers during Monday’s practice at Jackrabbit Stadium. Winn is one of several new coaches in the school district this year. (News photo by Eric Viccaro)