Trojans building for upcoming season

Published 9:43 pm Monday, July 16, 2012

The Meadowview Christian School Trojans have been hard at work as they push toward fall practices and the start of the 2012 football season.

The Trojans have been working to build strength and stamina through their offseason program, and head football coach Lebo Jones said he’s been impressed with their numbers this offseason.

“We’ve been working out four days a week, just lifting and also doing some conditioning,” Jones said. “I’ve been real pleased with the overall turnout we’ve had. I’d say probably 90 percent of our guys are on schedule to meet all their workouts they’re required to do.”

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Jones said the offseason is especially important because it can give a team the necessary head start it needs to be ready for fall practices, not to mention strengthen the program as a whole.

“The offseason workouts are real important to us because I like to be already pretty much in shape before August practice ever starts,” Jones said, “and that’s when you build your program, I think, is in the summer time.”

For Meadowview, Jones said it’s also crucial to build strength in the trenches in order to make things easier for their option-oriented offense, as well as build the quickness it will take to engage defenders early for that slight advantage.

“We’ve really been stressing our line getting stronger this year,” Jones said. “We’re running an option attack and our linemen need to be quick, as well as strong. We’re working on them getting stronger and coming off the ball a lot quicker.”

Jones said he’s also hoping to have a jamboree game about a week before the season starts to help the Trojans get ready, but nothing concrete has been set just yet.