Just to make it to both sessions of their first day of practice, players had to meet and get themselves ready at their new high school, walk over, practice for three hours, take a shuttle bus back to the new school for their two-hour break, take the bus back for the second session, then walk back after their next two hours of practice were over.
The players said it wasn’t a big deal. But once the season gets going, it will be a big deal if they’re constantly going back and forth and not all going in the direction they want.
“We lost a lot last year from the [senior c la ss ], ” Clarke County senior running back Davey Hardesty said. “But we have a lot of people filling in. Hopefully they can fill the shoes of those people, and we can be right back to where we were last year, and maybe do better and get a district championship like we hope.”
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