Hardaway Hawks Have High Expectations for 2020 Season
THE HARDAWAY HAWKS RETURNED TO THE PRACTICE FIELD ON JULY 6TH WITH HIGH EXPECTATIONS FOR THE SEASON AHEAD
The Hardaway Hawks football team is practicing together again for the first time since march.
“It feels excellent, I got tired of sitting at home in quarantine,” says Hardaway Junior Defensive Back, Christian Curry. “It feels good to be out here with my brothers, they’re like family to me.”
“Seeing everybody here, I’m just blessed that they’re all safe and healthy,” said Hardaway Junior Quarterback, DJ Lucas.
The Hawks have to get ready for the season while navigating coronavirus protocols.
“Making adjustments on the fly, it’s kind of like the season during halftime when you make halftime adjustments. That’s made us better coaches, seeing how we’re going to do things a different way,” said Hardaway Football Head Coach, Michael Woolridge. “Our first game isn’t until August 27th, we have two months to get it right. I’m not looking at excuses as far as ‘we are behind’ I feel like we’re well rested.”
With limited practice time every minute of practice counts, winning games will come down to learning the basics quickly.
“Who can get their kids in shape the fastest and who can get their kids to learn the playbook the fastest, that’s who’s going to be able to win games once August and September roll around,” said Woolridge.
There’s plenty of hype around this years Hardaway team, and they’re looking for a deep post season run.
“Last two years we got to the first round of the playoffs and got knocked out. On the bright side we have a lot of starters coming back and we all have great potential, so we feel like we can go a great way,” says Hardaway Senior Outside Linebacker, Reginald Lanier.
“We’re more than a team, we’re like a family. We have a lot of chemistry, so that’s why I feel like we can go farther than we did last year,” said Hardaway Junior Wide Receiver, Jordan Moultrie.
Hardaway kicks off the season on August 27th when the take on Americus-Sumter.