TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — High school football teams in both Georgia and Florida got the green light to play on Sept. 4. The Florida A&M University Developmental Research School Baby Rattlers will take the field for the first time on Sept. 18.
The Baby Rattlers are under the spotlight for our Friday Night Overtime Camp Chat.
Head coach Cedric Jones said the Baby Rattlers never really stopped working out. They've been busy all summer.
This week is different though: They were able to strap helmets on for the first time.
Pretty much all their key playmakers are back from last season's playoff team.
Jones notes they will have to work to have guys step in on the offensive line, but this team is talented and ready to show that on Friday nights.
"When we started working out on Monday it was sluggish because they haven't been doing that kind of work," said Jones. "It's just all been inside in the weight room. They came out and everybody was excited to have the helmets on. They can run around and get excited about doing what you do in those first three or four days. We're trying a few kids at some different spots they didn't play last year. They seem to be moving into those spots. We'll see how it works out. Having key returners, that helps out a lot."
The Baby Rattlers' season opener on Sept. 18 is at Maclay.