WCHS football coach Tom Moore will be holding a mandatory meeting for players and parents April 4 at the high school in the auditorium at 7 p.m. for varsity and 6 p.m. for incoming freshmen.
At the meeting, coach Moore will hand out schedules for spring, summer and fall activities for football.
“The incoming freshmen parents and players can stay for the varsity meeting but we wanted to have a separate meeting for them to make them feel comfortable since they will be new to the school and to the program,” said Moore. “We want to encourage any boys who will be coming to the high school next fall who are interested in playing football to come to this meeting.”
Coach Moore says there’s excitement around the Pioneer football program with the addition of the new weight room and indoor field turf facility. Coach Moore, who is coaching track this spring, has been impressed with the progress of many of the boys on the team with gains in the weight room.
“Coach David Upton does a phenomenal job with our boys in the weight room. He creates a positive environment that allows each boy to improve,” said Moore, who indicated the Pioneers have about 12 boys who currently bench press over 300 pounds and he expects to have several more reach that level by the beginning of the season. “Strength will not be our problem.”
The Pioneers have been in the new weight room for about three weeks. Also they have been using the new indoor facility to work on speed and agility. Coach Moore pointed out the new facility will be beneficial for all WCHS team sports.
“I have already seen soccer, baseball, and football using the new facility,” said Moore. “It will be especially good for us when we have bad weather. Also, the indoor field has permanent lines on the field which is also important to practice efficiently.”
Spring practice will begin May 2. The Pioneers will have three weeks to have 10 workouts, including a spring game vs. Giles County on Friday, May 20, at Nunley Stadium.