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August 12, 2013

Bullard Football: Young, but wise, group of Panthers opened fall two-a-days full of energy and pep

BULLARD — With only a dozen lettermen returning from last year's 7-3 team, the Bullard Panthers' experience level is not what it has been in past years, but despite their youth head coach Shannon Wilson says that he is pleased at some of the things that he saw in his team's first week of fall drills on Friday at Panther Stadium.

“We are young, no doubt about it, but our kids worked hard in the summer and reported in good shape physically and have worked hard this week,” Wilson said Friday morning. “The neat thing about these kids is where they are mentally at this point. They know our systems and what we are trying to accomplish and how we are going about doing that and we are not having to spend so much time teaching those points as we have had to do in past years because the kids were not used to our system.”

Wilson is beginning his fourth season as the Panthers' bench boss and his way of doing business has resulted in the Panthers ascending from perennial also rans in district to a team that has gone 18-15 in the past four years.

Bullard will continue on with two-a-days and will host Brownsboro's Bears in a morning scrimmage next Saturday.

On Aug. 22 the Panthers will entertain Jacksonville in a jamboree that will feature the schools' freshman, junior varsity and varsity units going head-to-head.

The freshman will lead things off at 5 p.m. (time is subject to change).

 

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