Cats work hard at practice

Published 4:41 pm Tuesday, August 7, 2012

MEMBERS OF THE BAINBRIDGE High School football team work out with the blocking sled during Monday afternoon’s practice. The Bearcats start their regular season Friday, Aug. 24, when they host East Gadsden (Fla.).|Joe Crine

The weather gave the Bainbridge High School Bearcats a little break for their football practice session Monday.

That was the feeling Bearcats head coach Ed Pilcher expressed Tuesday morning.

“It rained early in the day but by the time practice began, we had a little cloud cover,” the Bearcats head coach said. “Conditioning is very important and we are working hard to get in shape.”

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The Bearcats are preparing for their Friday, August 17 preseason scrimmage with Chamblee High School at Centennial Field. The regular season begins Friday, August 24 against East Gadsden High School, from Havana, Fla., at Centennial l Field.

Coach Pilcher likes the way his two quarterbacks are progressing in practice.

“Junior starting quarterback Preston Norris knows all the plays and is executing them well,” he said. “Junior converted running back Aaron Calloway is green at the position, but he has a lot of athletic ability and is doing some good things.”

“Senior running back Terry Lewis, our top rusher last season, had probably his best practice session so far on Monday. He ran well and blocked well.

“Defensively senior linebacker Marshall Mack is slowed by a slight ankle injury so we had to move senior outside linebacker B.J. Cheatem inside.

Senior defensive back Devin Hubbard suffered a dislocated shoulder and will be out from two to four weeks, Pilcher said.