Harris County Football Focused on Fundamentals During Summer Conditioning
TIGERS TRAIN UNDER NEW OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR KELBY HOLT AND NEW DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR ZAC HOWARD
Week one of high school football training is in the books for Harris County, and the boys are happy to be back on the field.
“The family aspect, and I’m ready to keep playing football,” said senior defensive end David Emfinger. “It was kind of lame sitting at home, not being able to workout. Not being able to be around my teammates.”
COVID-19’s social distancing guidelines eliminates contact drills for now, so Head Coach Jamie Fox and the Tigers are taking full-advantage of their time focusing on fundamentals and the playbook.
“Since we’ve been going through COVID and stuff we can’t use a ball, so it’s slowing everything down,” said senior free safety Josh Trice. “It’s giving everybody a chance to learn their position.”
“Yeah I mean, there’s a lot you can do without a football believe it or not,” said Coach Fox. “You know, there’s a lot you can do without pads. Without dummies. Without shields. There’s a lot of mental work that’s going into it.”
Slowing down practice allows new Offensive Coordinator Kelby Holt and Defensive Coordinator Zac Howard quality time teaching the team. With around 17 seniors and 31 juniors, the veteran leadership will carry the Tigers.
“Offensively we’ve got Cooper Corey back at quarterback, which will help us,” said Coach Fox. “John Austin Cochran will be at running back. Really what we’re really excited about is we’ve got several offensive lineman coming back. We’re going to rely on the offensive line. We’re going to run the football, and try to take some shots downfield.”