The Eagles of Richard Winn Academy took to flight on Monday as they began fall practice. Their first practice in pads will be today. This year the school is transitioning into eight man football instead of the 11 man teams that they played a season ago. Football camp is this weekend and the coaching staff hopes to have its roster settled by early next week. Coaches used trash cans as defenders during blocking drills as they taught a new offensive scheme.
Eighth grader Matt Taylor sets up to pass.
Corey Davis, 1, handles the snap in the single veer shotgun set.
Take five. Alex Scott, 23, jokes with teammates duringa water break. Players stopped often for water breaks as they became accustomed to the summer heat.
Players crab walk beneath these pipes to work on agility and endurance.
Zelick Levy snares a pass during two-point conversion drills.
Head coach Kenny Acherson, left, explains the importance of wearing mouthpieces to help reduce the risk of concussions.