Ready for full contact on Friday

Last updated: August 14. 2014 12:45PM - 271 Views
By - bgilbert@civitasmedia.com

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The Altus Bulldog’s practice today will be the last one without pads.

Friday is the first day players are allowed to put the gear on and full contact aggression is planned.

“We have about fifteen minutes of a ‘W’ drill scheduled. It’s like the Oklahoma drill,” said head coach Jeremy Reed.

Reed and the staff plan to relieve players by shortening practice a bit. “The physicality of the full pad practices takes a toll on these young athletes,” added Reed.

The Bulldogs are taking their QB situation on a day-to-day basis. Junior Jayden Benway and Senior Tanner Cross have emerged as the two most likely candidates to lead the Bulldogs at that position.

Reed made it clear that at this time there is no separation between the two. “I am looking for leadership on and off the field first.” Reed expressed, “The intangibles such as work ethic and stepping up to do the things others won’t do matter to me. On the field, I want to see who is taking care of the details, who processes through decisions of our reads the best, who responds calmly under duress. Natural playmaking ability is behind all that on my list.”

Reed a former blue-chip recruit at Marietta knows the quarterback position thoroughly and knows exactly what he wants there.

In an attempt to build some all important team chemistry and possibly relieve some achy bodies from Friday’s padpopping, the bulldogs are headed to the city pool after Friday’s workout. Lifeguards beware.

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