Photos by DeMill DixonIndians Kyle Edwards (top) and Lakealin Bronson catch passes.
Teams tune up for season
A couple of head coaches in Marshall County will get a preseason look at their teams in action this weekend.
Holly Springs will participate in a jamboree at Coffeeville Friday starting at 6 p.m.
Coach Donald Deans said he is looking forward to seeing his team line up against some opponents in a scrimmage situation before the real season begins.
“There will be long weekend of film study after that (the jamboree),” he said.
The Hawks kick off the season the following Friday, Aug. 17, when they make the short trip west to take on Byhalia.
Holly High will be looking to end a three-game losing streak to the Indians in the cross-county series.
His Hawks began practice July 30.
“We started slowly but picked up the intensity toward the end of the week,” said Deans, whose team progressed from shorts and T-shirts to shorts and shoulder pads.
The Hawks started working in full pads on Monday of this week.
He expects about 40 players on the roster this season.
Potts Camp, led by new head coach Darrow Anderson, will also compete in a jamboree this Friday night at Northpoint Christian in Southaven. The Cardinals’ first opponent is Tipton Rosemark at 6:20 p.m.
“Our first week of practice went really good,” he said. “We worked hard and improved every day.
“We still have a lot of work to do, but we will be ready for Lee Academy on August 17.”
The Cardinals open the new season Friday, Aug. 17, when they travel to Marianna, Ark., to face the Cougars.
Neither Byhalia nor H.W. Byers will play in jamborees this weekend.
Coach John Danley’s Indians host Holly High Friday, Aug. 17.
“Our first week of practice went great,” Danley said. “The kids are in great shape because of our high number for summer participation. They bounced around last week and had fun.”
The Indians worked on special teams, offense and defense.
“Offensively, we were a little rusty but came along strong once we got into shoulder pads (later in the week). Defensively, we are deep.
“Overall we had great practices last week.”
Coach Chris Daniels’ H.W. Byers Lions will get the real season started when they face Hickory Flat on Friday, Aug. 17, at the sportsplex in New Albany.
He said he was low in numbers last week but expects more on the practice field this week with school starting.
“I think we will have our usual 25 or so,” said Daniels, who looks for the intensity to pick up this week as the Lions put on full pads and get ready for the Rebels.