VISD H.S. Football Starts Phase Two Workouts
Masks Now Mandated By UIL
Monday was the first day Texas UIL high school football teams could start phase two of in-person summer workouts. It was the first time VISD high school football teams had supervised workouts since June 25.
Over at West, head coach Courtney Boyce told me they are going back to more strength and conditioning like they had in phase one. Coach Boyce told me he feels the amount of weight the Warriors will lift will increase. They will also have special running drills where they will practice cutting and planting their feet. Coach Boyce feels these drills will help prevent injuries in the fall. These are also the first workouts with players wearing masks as required by the UIL, with social distancing.
“They came here with masks. They wear them in the weight room when they’re less than six feet apart. When stations are 10 feet apart, which is the majority of the outside work, they’re not required to wear the masks. That’s the distance the UIL had given to us. They’ve just done a good job. They recognize what they need to do. ”
West football’s first scrimmage comes on August 14 at Memorial Stadium, Frost Bank Field, against San Antonio Johnson.
East football got back to work in phase two Monday. Each Titan football player got a temperature check before they were allowed to get back to workouts. The Titans had planned to workout in phase one on Fourth Of July week. That was halted after two positive COVID-19 tests were reported in VISD football. The Titans then broke out into three groups. one was in the weight room, another on the track, and a third doing agility drills on the hurdles. Head coach Roland Gonzalez told me job one is to ensure the health and safety of the players. He is also impressed with how much their physical fitness has improved.
“Aside from just making sure that we’re doing everything we can to ensure the safety of our kids, we really have to evaluate and see where we are as far as our physical conditioning is concerned. We want to continue to implement our offense and defense and get them ready for the season. But most importantly we want to try and make sure they’re in good shape to be able to go through the practices. ”
East football starts pre-season scrimmage action August 14 at Floresville.