Effort on the radar for football jamboree

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

“The effort is there,” Gannon said. “Like I said, though, we are trying to find the type of guys who are going to be our leaders. We have them; we just need to find them and bring them along.”

Gannon also enters spring as a realist.

With most of his players have participated in other sports during the school year – soccer, basketball, track, baseball – the players have spent the past nine months on one field or another.

“I feel personally, and I may be alone in this, that once we get to this stage our kids, they are kind of worn out. The coaches are worn out,” Gannon said. “We just try to put the right pieces in the right places during the spring.”

The numbers are encouraging and Gannon said part of the turnout is due to a successful 7-3 campaign in 2012 which came up two touchdowns shy of a playoff berth.

Gannon said he also been talking to kids about coming out, giving the 16 days of spring a try and see if football is a fit.

“We are encouraged by the numbers but it is a young group,” Gannon said.

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