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Trojans go full pads today; Aug. 10 scrimmage moved

After a long spring and summer of intense workouts in the heat and hours in the weight room, the Lamar County Trojans don full pads Wednesday in preparation for the 2018 football season. ’We are excited about getting back in full pads, It has been a very good summer. To be as young a team as we are, the summer program attendance and work ethic have been excellent,’ head coach John Flath reported. The coach noted 30 players have made 90% of the summer workout sessions. LC went 1-9 last season in Flath’s first season at the helm. Those on last year’s roster had had three coaches over four years and there was scarce talent and little continuity in systems. Now, the team has talent but it is young – very young. There are only two seniors and five returning starters to work with. ’Our goal with such a young team has been to develop good practice habits and the ability to focus and finish strong. We are so young we are putting baby powder and Desitin in the trainer’s kit but, to a man, our coaching staff is excited about the energy and effort the boys bring to work every day. They are counting the days until they can hit someone in a different jersey,’ Flath said. A change in the preseason schedule was announced Monday. Instead on traveling to Putnam County for a scrimmage Aug. 10, LC will host a three-team jamboree featuring Putnam and Manchester at Trojan Field. The action begins at 7 p.m.

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