TSSAA SPORTS DEAD PERIOD ENDS
Rebels Resume Football Workouts
BY ERNIE SMOTHERS
McKENZIE (July 10) — As a mid-summer sun beamed down on the McKenzie High School Rebel football practice field, Rebel coaches eagerly worked with players to hone game knowledge, position technique, reaction speed and overall stamina on the first day of TSSAA-authorized high school football practice.
Donning shorts, tee-shirts and helmets, Rebel players sweated profusely as they worked under the watchful gaze of head coach Wade Comer, offensive and defensive line coach Randy Thomas, linebackers coach Kelly Spivey and receivers / defensive backs coach Chris Wall.
Observing Rebel quarterback Zach Jarrett throw long passes from a kneeling position, Comer said, “I’m glad the TSSAA Dead Period is behind us. The coaches, players and I are ready to get out here and start preparing our team for the upcoming season. We start two-a-day practices tomorrow with morning and evening practices. We also have some seven-on-seven quarterback and receiver competitions coming up soon to prepare for. We have a lot going on, and it’s time to get down to business.”