Thursday, July 1, 2010
By BARRY BURLESON
Markeith Washington decided it was time for a Marshall County school to start hosting some camps.
That’s why the Byhalia High School head football coach is bringing seven-on-seven competition to the high school campus this summer.
“This is new for Byhalia,” he said. “We usually have to hit the road. We’re excited about it, and we want everybody to participate.”
On June 16, the Indians hosted H.W. Byers and Holly Springs high schools for some 20-minute, seven-on-seven games.
“It’s good to get our local schools together and have some fun,” Coach Washington said. “We’re glad to take the lead and host this seven-on-seven at Byhalia High School. The kids are having a great time, and the coaches are seeing things we need to improve on. And it’s competitive, too.”
The Indians stepped up to the Class 4A classification last season, and he believes the summer camps on campus and others away from home are further preparing his team for the tough competition on the schedule.
“I believe we’re ready for 4A this year,” Washington said. “I believe we have made that transition.”
He said his roster, in grades nine through 12, includes 79 players.
Practice for the 2010 season begins July 26.
Byhalia kicks off the campaign with a “classic game” on Friday, August 20, at home versus Booker T. Washington.
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