Hornets tackle practice before sun rises
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MEDINA, Tenn. – South Gibson’s football team is learning how much they value sleep this week. The Hornets are waking up at 5:30 a.m. for their first practice of the day. “They’ve been hard, but usually after a morning practice I feel pretty good,” said senior center Logan Staley. “We know we got here really early and worked hard; some other teams are not.” The early morning grind is a reminder to the team of the sacrifices they’re making to have a better season than last year. The Hornets 2014 season ended with only two wins. “It was a tough year and we had great senior leadership, but we weren’t able to finish some games,” head coach Scott Stidham said. “We were in a lot of football games. We just need to do those little things to get over the edge.” Stidham added that he’s challenging his players to be men this week more than football players. “If you can make it this week with getting up at 5:30 in the morning and working your tail off before the sun comes up,” Stidham said. “Then some day, when your boss says you have to make five sales before Friday or you’re going to be fired — you’re going to go I can do this because I made it through those tough practices.” The Hornets host Jackson Christian in Week 1.