The end of the second week of fall training camp means it’s time for football players to line up against opponents who don’t share a locker room with them.
The Marble Falls Mustangs are no different. They will get a solid test when Leander Glenn comes to Mustang Stadium, 2101 Mustang Drive, Friday, Aug. 12. The subvarsities take the field at 5 p.m. with the varsity following at 6:30 p.m.
The Mustangs entered fall training camp knowing starting jobs were up for grabs because of the number of players who graduated in May. So coaches will be continuing their evaluations, but this is the players’ next opportunity to impress.
“I want to see our kids fly around,” head coach Brian Herman said. “We’ve done a lot of review of plays and mental reps to make sure we’re ready. That we know where we’re going and we get there fast. That we understand what we’re doing and can do it.”
Herman noted coaches have installed more plays though most fans won’t be able to tell. That’s because chances are slim the Mustangs will unveil those plays before the start of the regular season. Still, the scrimmage against Glenn, which is expected to have double the number players as Marble Falls, will give coaches more film that is incredibly valuable, Herman said.
“We’ve gone back to basics as we’ve developed a new crew so we can figure out our dudes,” he said. “We have lots of questions and battles. We want to see who’s going to fly around and hit people. We’ve run patterns and hit dummies. Until you push people around, you won’t know.”
The coach noted the demands of training camp aren’t easy. The varsity and junior varsity begin practices before sunrise at 6 a.m. They still undergo weight lifting sessions and break into position group meetings, too.
“We’ve been watching film every day,” Herman said. “They see what’s been done right and what’s been done wrong. It’s a learning session.”
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