MADISON COUNTY, Fl. (WTXL) — Madison County, the 2018 and 2017 Class 1A State Football Champions, look to repeat this fall. The back-to-back state champs will first have to put in the time and the sweat in, during the summer, before fall practice begins.
Players and coaches explain that summer conditioning for the fall season is business as usual. The team is playing football the Madison County way, which is the exact message coaches are making sure players understand.
"We have a plan in place and it's been really good for us. It's our plan, it's how we do things," said head coach Mike Coe. "I think the summer time is when we make our move. I think a lot of places, they do too much during the summer and they forget that they're kids and let them go do what kids do sometimes, and let them enjoy their summers in high school. And, I feel like when we're here, we grind and we bust our tail and I think it allows us to peak at the end of the year."
Non-contact practice begins on July 29th for Florida and the next week, on August 3rd, will start contact practice.