Thursday, May 4, 2006
Holly High kicks off spring drills
By BARRY BURLESON
The success of the Holly Springs football team last season translates into spring practice momentum.
Seventy-two Hawks are on the practice field for spring drills. That’s up 15 from last year.
“I think the way we closed out pretty strong has motivated some kids to be a part of it,” said head coach Clifford Brown.
The Hawks won the first playoff game in school history in 2005 at Corinth. It was Brown’s first season as head coach. They finished 6-6, losing to Charleston in the second round of postseason.
“Everybody is excited,” Brown said. “Our powerlifting is going well. Our track team is having success.
“A lot of the same kids are involved. It becomes contagious. We’re preaching ‘being on top.’
“We’re getting them involved and keeping them busy, and at the same time, they’re getting ready for football.”
The Hawks will travel to New Albany on Thursday, May 11, for a spring jamboree. It kicks off at 5 p.m. with New Albany versus Booneville. The Hawks will then face Booneville in varsity and junior varsity games. The jamboree wraps up with Holly High going against New Albany in a varsity contest.
“We want to solidify our depth this spring,” Coach Brown said. “We have a strong nucleus of seniors and juniors.
“We also want to solidify our offensive line. We juggled that a lot last year.”
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