‘Brings Back the Feeling of Playing Football’: Harris County Throws on the Pads for Full Contact Practice
GHSA ALLOWED TEAMS TO GEAR UP ON AUGUST 1, 2020
The pads are back at high school football practice in Georgia and Alabama. The first day for GHSA began August 1.
“It definitely brings back the feeling of playing football,” said senior defensive tackle Hunter Seckinger. “Definitely getting those old feelings back and getting ready to go again. I’m feeling good.”
“It felt great to put them on. It was a lot of days off,” said senior offensive guard Antonio Lamb. “Getting out here and trying to get back used to them.”
Adding shoulder pads back means teams can tackle, giving athletes the kind of normalcy they haven’t had since last fall due to the COVID-19 pandemic canceling spring training.
“It definitely does bring a different level of aggressiveness,” said Seckinger. “People hitting better and we’re tackling now, so that’s fun.”
The Tigers are learning a new playbook under Defensive Coordinator Zac Howard, and the guys are buying into the system.
“I’m definitely looking forward to trying our new defense. We have a completely new defense from last year. Changed our look and got a new coach,” said Seckinger. “It’s looking a lot better to me. I’m excited to try it out.”
Harris County Head Coach Jamie Fox is following the proper sanitization guidelines to keep the team healthy during COVID-19.
The Tigers are scheduled to host Callaway for a scrimmage on August 21, but in order to make it happen they ask that fans…
“Please wear your mask and social distance so we can come out here and wear our mask and play,” said Lamb.
Harris County kicks off their season with a scrimmage at home against Callaway on August 21, but their regular season begins at home on Friday, September 4 against rival Troup County.