TALLAHASSEE, Fl. (WTXL) - The countdown to the start of camp for high school football teams has begun. On July 31st, Florida teams can hit the field for their first practice.
Until then, it's just a lot of lifting weights and conditioning. At Leon High School, about 90 kids have showed up four days a week to train. Garrett Jahn is back at his alma mater, and he's been pleased with the turnout in his first season back.
Coach noted that Leon lost two dozen seniors off last year's squad, so the work to get where they need to be started weeks ago.
"We always call the spring the start of the fall season and so really, we're in the middle of a season right now," he said. "This to me, in the season, it's heard to get stronger and bigger. You try to maintain more. Right now, we need to do our job to get strong and big as possible, to get faster, more athletic, our agility improve. That's what we spend these eight weeks trying to do over the summer."
Leon opens the regular season on August 24th, when they host Gadsden County High School.