Published 12:01 am Wednesday, July 11, 2018

EA in 6th week of conditioning program

The weather cooled off just a bit for evening workouts at Escambia Academy.

A mixture of skill players, linemen and other Cougars participated in summer workouts Monday night at Bachelor Field.

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The Cougars began their summer workout program the first week of June, and has gone three days a week — Monday, Tuesday and Thursday — head football coach Hugh Fountain said.

During the workout days, EA employs a weightlifting and conditioning program.

On Monday, players participated in running sprints to help with the conditioning aspect of the game after hitting the weights.

Fountain said the summer, so far, has gone well, but there’s plenty of room for improvement.

Typically during the summer, football players will figure out their maxes — the max weight they can lift.

Fountain said the football players maxed out at the end of school and also at the end of the summer, prior to fall practice and the upcoming season.

At present, EA is going through its sixth week of its summer workout program.

In Atmore, Escambia County head football coach Rico Jackson said the Blue Devils’ spring and summer have gone really well, and the team is looking forward to the season.

Fall practice for EA begins late this month. For ECHS, fall practice begins on Aug. 6.