Football practice in Georgia gets underway

Wednesday July 25, 2012

Undated--It's a day a lot of people have been waiting for since December. The start of football practice in Georgia. No pads for these first few days, but none the less, organized practices starting for real!

A lot of schools were out first thing this morning trying to beat the heat and get the kids ready. It's going to be a three week to four week grind as everyone starts their work for the season. Kids and coaches alike have been unofficially working at it in the off season and in the weight room but now, on the pracitce field as a full unit.

"Ever since I was a freshman, the seniors get all the special treatment and everything, you always want to be up there and now that it's here it's kind of unreal." said Lee Bellmer

"This is the time of year you've been waiting on" said Marty Jackson "But we've been going since June, and really since January 1st and we are really excited about this year. Probably the most fun I've had as a coach since the late 80's, it's been fun."

"You know the summer gets so monatonous" said Jarrett Troxler "So it's exciting for the kids and for the coaches and kind of see everything come together."

Once again News 12 will go camping with every team, 51 all told. We'll start Monday at six and feature a different team in both the six and 11 sports til our first Operation Football Live on August 24th.

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