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Starting the right way
Coaches stress proper mindset as offseason football practice begins
WCHS assistant football coach David Upton has words with the team during a break last season. The 2017 high school team begins limited offseason practice on Monday, May 1 for 10 practices in 15 consecutive school days, per TSSAA rules.
Although they won’t be taking the field at Nunley Stadium under the lights until Friday, Aug. 19, when the WCHS Pioneer football team plays host to DeKalb County, there will be some action in and around the practice field beginning Monday, May 1.While there won’t be a scrimmage game against another school this year, the WCHS coaches will have their hands full indoctrinating a fresh batch of soldiers to the gridiron and meshing existing talent to make one team with one mission … win ballgames.“There is really only one way to do things and that is the right way,” said Warren County head football coach Tom Moore, who has been working hard in the offseason preparing for the first three weeks in May. “Shortcuts don’t work. There are many things which we have no control over, like what district we play in or who is on our schedule.