Eagles end spring

Published 6:39 am Wednesday, February 25, 2009

By By Adam Robinson
sports editor

After enduring a hard season last year in a tough class 4A region one with a 2-8 record and a lot of young, inexperienced players, the 2009 season may see the same thing.
After losing 14 players from the 2008 roster, W.S. Neal High School Eagles coach Blaine Hathcock said the team will be young again this season.
One place that the Eagles will see some experience this season will be at the offensive line position.
While the Eagles will be experienced on the offensive line side of the ball, the skill positions of running back and quarterback will be ‘extremely inexperienced’ according to Hathcock.
At running back for the Eagles, Jason Bailey is the only Eagle to have played in a varsity game.
Hathcock said the wide out position will return some players with experience.
Defensively for the Eagles, Hathcock said some experience is there but it is the players on offense.
Hathcock said the Eagles return two linebackers.
The Eagles worked out nine days this spring and had 47 players.
In the nine days of work, Hathcock said his team’s effort and attitude was good.
Defensively, Hathcock said they are doing the things they have always done.
Now that spring training is over, it’s the weight room and running for the Eagles.
The 2009 Eagle schedule will be the same as last year with home games now away games and away games being home.

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