Eagles prepare underclassman
HENDERSON, Tenn — The Chester County Eagles are preparing for the fall by getting their younger guys ready, as they saw a group of talented seniors leave the program.
Head coach Michael Hodum said he’s pleased where his team is right now and their in shape, which is all he can ask for in the Tennessee heat.
“The kids have been working hard,” said Hodum. It’s been a very hot summer and they responded well with that. They’ve done what we ask them to do. They come out here and they’ve been tough. Almost everyday is borderline, like today. You know, you never know what the heat index will be, but they’ve done a good job coming out and trying to block that out and be tough.”
The Eagles will have to get ready fast as their first test of the season is against their rival Adamsville, which also happens to be one of the top teams year in and year out. Hodum said, it’s a tough challenge, but their looking to make up for the double overtime loss last year.
“We’re kind of inexperienced right now, maybe the jamboree will help us get the jitters out,” said Hodum. “The big thing is that our kids are in shape and that’s what we’ve been trying to work on. We’re making sure that we’re conditioned and that’ll help cut down on some of the mental mistakes by some of these younger guys making sure their in good shape and ready to do the things they need to do to help us win.”
The Eagles will get a chance to iron out some wrinkles this Friday in the jamboree that they will host including Adamsville, Bolivar, McNairy Central, Hardin County, Scotts Hill and Riverside.