County schools start spring workouts

Published 8:06 am Tuesday, May 10, 2011

As the school year draws to a close, county football squads are throwing on their pads for 10 days of spring football, as allowed by the Alabama High School Athletics Association.

Greenville High head coach Earnest Hill said his players threw on their gear for the first time Friday, starting four days of intense practices before a scrimmage next Thursday in front of the student body.

“We are going to scrimmage, then come back and correct our mistakes and get ready for our intrasquad game,” Hill said.

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The game is planned for May 19.

McKenzie practiced two full days this week, said head coach Miles Brown.

Brown said that his team lost 11 seniors last year.

“We got a good number of younger guys out here practicing,” Brown said.

“I’ve been pleased with the effort so far.”

McKenzie will host Red Level for their spring scrimmage May 20 at 6 p.m.

Georgiana athletics director Kirk Norris said they fit in two days of practice this past week, but are doing their best, despite still not having a head coach named.

“We are still in a transition period, but we only had five seniors leave last year,” Norris said.

“We have a big rising junior class, however, and we will be relying a lot on them for leadership this season.

The Panthers plan to have a full week of practice next week. Georgiana will scrimmage against Flomaton at Flomaton May 20, starting at 6 p.m.