Seahawks are developing in the summer

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SOUTH WALTON, Fla (WJHG/WECP) - Over on the football practice field at South Walton is where you can find coach Phil Tisa and his Seahawks working out this month every Monday through Thursday between 7:30 to 10 a.m.

Tisa's summer workouts combine strength training, speed and agility, as well as the basic game of football.

Coach says he tries to mix all aspects during the summer, getting his players all on the same page.

SoWal's working with about 40-50 kids, and he's pleased to say most of them will have some experience this year after losing 20 seniors last year.

The Seahawks are working on bouncing back from a 3-7 campaign last season.

"Well this past season we played with a lot of sophomores," Tisa said. "So those kids now have a year of Friday night experience that they wouldn't have had most times. So hopefully that pays off for us. Looking forward to seeing the development. We went to FSU's 7 on 7 this past weekend and competed well against bigger schools, more talented schools. So you get to see some of that development pay off."

Speaking of development, Tisa's upcoming junior quarterback Drake Roberts is another player excelling this summer.

"Drake works extremely hard," Tisa said. "You know, he split time last year and then towards the end of the year took it over full time. And then now with it being his full-time, he'll get twice as many reps as he was getting last year. So I only expect more good things out of him."

South Walton and Freeport will play in a kickoff classic.

The Seahawks open the regular season with a game against Arnold on August 24th.