by RON WEATHERFORD
The Georgia high school football season begins this Friday for most teams in the state. For most part, teams have been playing their one or two scrimmage games pretty vanilla including uniforms.
That all changes this week as the equipment managers are getting the helmets adorned with school logos and mascots while the coaches are preparing to open the up the playbook for the regular season.
Coaches are also having to deal with the heat, humidity and other adverse weather conditions during practices limiting how much they can really get after it in practice to prepare for Fridays.
“Wet bulbs and lightning won this week. We need contact in the worst way, but everyone is dealing with the same issues with player safety,” commented head coach Chris Kearson. “The hard part is having to grow a young team up and not getting the reps they need to do so.
ECI defeated Savannah Country Day 28-6 last Thursday in the first pre-season game.
The Bulldogs played their last scrimmage game Friday in McRae against Telfair Co. Unfortunately, the game was shortened by 24 minutes as lightning in the area ended the contest at halftime.
The Trojans scored…
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