Demopolis football team hits practice fieldBy Matt Cole Published 4:00pm Thursday, July 10, 2014
The Demopolis High School football team has been busy this week with 7-on-7 and 11-on-11 practices.
On Tuesday, the team traveled to Jackson High School for 7-on-7 drills with Jackson, Clarke County, Thomasville and Linden. On Thursday, the Tigers met Stacy Luker’s new squad, Neshoba Central High School (Miss.), at UWA for 11-on-11 drills.
In Thursday’s 11-on-11 drills, the Tigers and Rockets ran through scripted situations with both their first and second team offenses and defenses.
They simulated first-and-10, second-and-six, third-and-short, third-and-long, red zone situations as well as two-minute drills during the full-speed practice.
DHS head coach Tom Causey said he’s been pleased with the work of his young team.
“We’re getting better every day,” he said. “We got down to Jackson, and most of the guys had never been in that kind of situation before. We’re really young, but I’m proud of the effort we’ve been showing.”
He said from Tuesday to Thursday, the execution of the team has gotten better, and he expects that to continue into fall camp when it opens Aug. 4.
“The guys are going at full speed and they’re playing hard,” he said. “Our coaches can work with that. We need to improve on doing the right things at the right time. We’ve got some guys that aren’t quite there yet, but they’re improving. We’ll have seven guys on the field that know what they’re doing and doing everything right, but four others won’t be on the same page. We have to get all 11 guys on the same page.”
The Tigers will continue through summer workouts until fall camp begins. Demopolis will face Tuscaloosa County High School on the road in a jamboree game on Thursday, Aug. 21. The regular season opener will be at home in Tiger Stadium against rival Thomasville on Friday, Aug. 29.