LYNN HAVEN, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - The Mosley football team has just wrapped up its first week of fall practice and so far so good says head coach Jeremy Brown.
Mosley wraps up week one of fall practice Friday
The Dolphins came into the preseason workouts off a rather eventful summer season, not only showing up regularly, but putting in work in a variety of ways over the course of the previous eight weeks. To Brown, focus over the summer makes it easier to focus on what they need to focus on during the four weeks of preseason workouts.
"I think from a conditioning standpoint, we don't have to come out here for two weeks and run and condition the majority of the practice," Brown said. "We get more teaching, we get more coaching time. I think mentally, the kids stay engaged a little bit longer because they're already in shape and they know we did all that conditioning in June and July. I don't have to come out here the first of August, and I don't have to worry about running 21 tens, or 15 gassers in a practice."
Mosley's 2018 season was an unforgettable one that ended in unfortunate fashion, serving as plenty of motivation for this season.
A week and a half after Hurricane Michael, Mosley bravely returned to the field against Pensacola for an afternoon game at Tommy Oliver Stadium, but lost the key district game. Then, even though they had a winning record, and could have easily qualified for the playoffs under a different format, the points system used by the FHSAA kept them out.
The seniors in particular are dedicated to making things right this fall.
"They felt so bad for our senior class this past year because there were so many things outside their control that affected how their season ended," Brown said. "These guys were like, 'you know what guys, we've got a chance to finish, have a senior year that we get to finish how we're in control of that.' So that's why attendance has been great. Attitude has been great. Commitment has been great. I think a lot of it has to do with they understand what happened last year."
Mosley faces Rutherford on the 16th in a kickoff classic and then opens the regular season at Niceville.
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