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    As the sun rises the young men the Goat football team warm up. With the start of the season less than a month away these young men put in the work, to prepare themselves for Friday Night Lights.
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    Goat Quarterback, Ty Hale going through footwork drills. Hale being returning Quarterback hopes to have a monster senior year.
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    The “big boys” up front, line up on the ball during team offense. The O-line is anchored by senior center, Clayton Herridge. There will definitely be some great battles in the trenches on Friday nights.
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    Head Coach/Athletic Director Steve Hale addresses the team, during the final offensive drive. The Goats look full of sprit, pride, and determination as the 2018 season quickly approaches.
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    The Groesbeck Goats line up for start stretching drills as they kicked off two-a-days early Monday morning.

Two-A-Days, The Groesbeck Way

By Jesse F. Rodriguez Jr.

Goats gear up for redemption and won’t give up

Monday, August 6, while most kids enjoy their last bit of summer, the Groesbeck High School Goats football team, straps up and prepares for their upcoming season.

With the fresh smell of dew in the air, and the glorious sounds of whistles echoing through the stadium, the clock strikes 8:00 a.m. That only means one thing, the 2018 football season has begun.. Groesbeck Football Head Coach, and Athletic Director, Steve Hale lines up the Goats for stretching, getting them mentally prepared for the upcoming practice. For some, this will be their last time to have a first practice for the Goats, and others it’s a completely new step into their high school football careers.

This practice starts out with individual stations, making sure each athlete gets the one-on-one they need. Three groups in total...the quick-and-nimble backs; the route-running receivers; and last but not least, the big-boys (a.k.a. the Offensive line).


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