Effort on the radar for football jamboree

Tiger Sharks

The Tiger Sharks work on blocking assignments.

Tim Croft
Published: Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 09:22 AM.

With just 16 days of spring football practice leading to next week’s Jamboree, no coach is trying to reinvent the wheel.

Primarily they are trying to determine the roster and the depth chart.

“For us, we have 53 kids out with the sixth-graders, but on the varsity we are trying to find the missing pieces,” said Port St. Joe coach Chuck Gannon.

Having eight seniors, the on-field leadership of the team, graduated with the Class of 2013, Gannon said one effort is to identify just who is going to the vocal leader or leaders on the field.

“We lost those eight seniors and they were key and were our leaders,” Gannon said. “We need to find some guys who may have in the past laid back and led by example. Now, we need them to step up and be a bit more vocal.

“We need to look at who is going to be able to lead us because we have a bunch of seventh-, eighth- and ninth-graders who are going to be pretty good but they are still learning. We need to figure out if we need to move a veteran guy to another position because we are young.”

The numbers on the field has been impressive as has the effort, Gannon said.

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