Lions prepare for season, start two-a-days
By Alonzo Garza
The Lockhart Lions started two-a-day practice early in the morning on Monday, Aug. 4. Athletes in grades 10-12 started workouts at 7 a.m. and worked until 1 p.m., while the Freshman worked on their two-a-days from 9-11 a.m. The Lions will continue with this schedule until Friday, Aug. 15. On Aug 18-21, the Lions will work out from 4
“We are very excited about the 2008 football season,” Head Football Coach Troy Moses said. “The players have been motivated and are working harder than they have ever worked. The coaching staff has set some very high standards for this team.”
With new opponents and old rivals in their new UIL realignment, a restored hope has been lifting the spirits of the team and the coaches in anticipation of the upcoming 2008-2010 seasons.
Lockhart will face Del Valle, Hays, Manor, Lehman and Elgin in the Region III, District 17, AAAA realignment.
“Lockhart has not won a championship in football since 1971 and that has been our focus since last November,” Moses said. “The focus for this season is, the quest for the gold ball. We want to put a Gold Ball in the trophy case.”
The Lions have an opportunity to make plays needed to win games this season. They will need to rise to the challenge and take their best shot at the coveted golden ball championship trophy.
“It should be an exciting year for Lockhart football and it is going to be fun to watch.” Moses said at the end of the Tuesday, Aug. 5 two-a-day workouts.