Meadowview kicks off the season with two-a-days

Published 12:10 am Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Meadowview Christian’s James Goodson runs through the chute during practice on Monday. The Trojans began preparation for the 2012 season with two-a-days on Monday. -- Robert Hudson

It was day one of fall football practices for the Meadowview Christian School Trojans, but they got in two days worth of work on Monday.

The Trojans held their first practices of the season with two-a-days on Monday.

Lebo Jones, head football coach of Meadowview Christian School, said the first few days are all about getting the players back into the mindset of football, and he thinks the team looked good out of the gate.

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“We’re just stressing fundamentals today in our morning and afternoon practices and probably the majority of the week,” Jones said. “The guys are just out in shorts and helmets today, just trying to get the kinks out. Overall, we’ve looked pretty good. We’ve got to keep working hard because we can always improve.”

While fundamentals are the focus in the early days of practices, Jones said the Trojans will work on base offensive and defensive sets within the coming week and as the season gets closer.

He added that two-a-days let the Trojans get a lot of work in during a short period of time.

“It makes a world of difference. You get two practices in during one day and you can do, say, offense in the morning and defense in the afternoon, or vice versa,” Jones said. “It really helps because we only have a month before we play our first game, and that really helps you get a lot of work in during that time.”

Before the Trojans play their first game of the season on Aug. 24 at home against Sumter Academy, they’ll host a scrimmage game on Aug. 17 against Southern Academy at 7 p.m.