The Banks County Leopard football team has been hard at work this past week gearing up for its 2014 season.
Leopard head coach Biff Parson is looking for better results after an 0-10 record in his inaugural season at Banks County. Parson feels that a strong off season will ultimately yield those results and after a week back on the field, he is optimistic.
“The first week of practice went pretty well,” said Parson. “We have a lot of our guys back from last year, so the maturity level and experience definitely helps.”
While the veteran Leopard players are a year more familiar with the coaching staff and their system, Parson isn’t discounting the impact that his younger players will have on the team this season.
“Surprisingly, our upcoming ninth graders have done a really good job transitioning to high school ball in a matter of three or four days,” he said. “They are a pretty physical bunch.”
The Leopards will conclude two weeks of spring practice with their annual Blue and White game this Friday at Leopard Stadium. Players will be divided into two squads of offensive and defensive players, and will scrimmage in front of the home crowd, allowing fans to get an early look at next year’s talent. Kickoff is at 6 p.m. Coaches are asking that fans bring laundry detergent (to clean uniforms) as admission to the game.
Banks County players will continue preparation for the upcoming season with weekly workout sessions this summer. The Leopards will also attend multiple seven-on-seven passing league camps; however, a schedule is not currently set.