Football Springs into Practice!

Football Springs into Practice!

Drew Fineberg, Staff Writer

Out-of-Door spring football practices start on the first of May. This coming year looks like it going to be very good for the team. With a record of five and five last year, the Thunder is looking to improve their record for the 2013-2014 season. Not only are they looking to improve stats, but they are also hoping to make it to the playoffs.

Spring starts off with three days of training with no pads on at all. During those three days there is nothing but running and conditioning. Then after those conditioning days, they start pads for three weeks until the Kickoff Classic on May 24th.

Spring football consists of three weeks of practicing that lead up to a game. At the end of May, Thunder are going to be taking on Northside Christian School at their stadium in St. Petersburg. After losing a few key players who have either transferred or graduated, the Thunder needs to take these three weeks of practice pretty seriously.

Spring football is a great way to scope out talent for next year’s season. The spring season allows for new and younger players to show their talent. It also gives the coaches a look at what the team is going to look like next year.

A lot of hard work has been put into this season. Football players have been working out in the Gelbman Fitness Center since the end of last year’s season. Fans and players alike can’t wait for the season. Kevin Grathwohl, a rising senior, said, “I just want the season to come.”

Carly Hunter a senior this year said that she loved going to the games and will be attending the spring game this year!

The 2013 – 2014 season is going to be great. If you want a preview of what the team is going to look like, come out to the spring game on the 24th at Northside Christian School.

Go Thunder.