Green Forest begins spring football drills
Green Forest's baseball season ended last week and Tuesday's Class 3A state track meet put an end to the track season. Therefore, coach Bobby Bishop has begun preparing for the 2018 football season.
"We got started this week," Bishop said. "We got our first practice in on Monday and went through a few drills. We took Tuesday off with it being the state track meet, but we are going to hit it hard for the rest of the week."
Bishop is using this time to get back in football shape and see what the Tigers will need to work on heading into summer conditioning.
"We are just trying to take a look at our personnel and get some basic drill work done," Bishop said. "We are going to stay focused on skills and keep it pretty basic."
At Monday's first practice the Tigers dressed out 18 players, but Bishop expects that number to go up now that the track season has ended and soccer season is beginning to wrap up as well.
"I think we have issued helmets to 32 kids up to this point," Bishop said. "It would be great if we could hit that mark."
Bishop said he hopes to have some type of scrimmage on the final day of practice if enough players show up.
"If we have enough guys to line up 11-on-11 we will do a little something," Bishop said. "We are going to issue out pads to the kids this week and try to get in three days of full-pad practices."
Bishop said this is an important time of the year for the younger players on the team.
"The big thing is getting these sophomores integrated with the high school kids," Bishop said. "Just getting everything set up and ready to go for the fall camp. Right now, it's just an evaluation process. We aren't going to get to in-depth with them in terms of schemes. Just get back to thinking about football and start looking forward to the upcoming season. We will probably keep it pretty simple."