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The Saraland Spartans will open its 2017 football season against Heard County (Ga.) on ESPNU.  The game is one of seven contests slated to open the 2017 high school football season on the ESPN networks. The game will kickoff at 2:30 PM CST as the first part of a double header to be played in Carter ...
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Football coaches teach a very physical game that preaches toughness and often ignoring small hurts.  98% of all football coaches played the game, and learned those lessons long ago. But coaching the game can be hazardous to the health and welfare of the coach.  Each coach should take a moment befo ...
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Faith Academy Coach Lance Lawley has stepped down from his position as head football coach because of physical reasons.  Lawley, who had taken over the Faith program last year, felt he was forced to resign because of the constant pain in his right knee and left ankle.“I’m not looking for anothe ...
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With the advent of spread offensive football and the increased emphasis on the passing game, defenses have responded by creating different coverages.  Quarters coverage has become the #1 way to cover the spread offensive passing tactics.  The days of playing pure zone are about gone if the offense ...
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Saraland assistant coach Devin Roberts has been named the new head football coach at Washington County.  A native of Chatom, Roberts will begin his new job July 10th.  He is replacing Al Earnest, who stepped down at the end of school in May to take a position with the Fellowship of Christian Athle ...
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The Thompson Warriors won the USA Football/ALFCA 7 on 7 Tournament by defeating Sidney Lanier of Montgomery in the finals of the 6A/7A bracket. The event was held at the Emory Folmar Complex in Montgomery.  The Warriors defeated Wetumpka, Hillcrest Tuscaloosa and Hoover in bracket play. Thompson co ...
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Social media has become a reality of life for high school football coaches.  Players, parents, fans and assistant coaches all participate and many high school programs have team accounts.  It can become a great way to promote your football program.  Social media can also be a football coach's wor ...
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P.J. Fleck was hired at Minnesota to change the culture of a football program that last season had a sexual assault issue and later a team boycott.  Fleck did just that at Western Michigan, taking his team from a 1-9 opening season to a Cotton Bowl berth. His skills as a coach lie not so much on th ...
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In part one we looked at the importance of avoiding the factors in high school football games that cause you to lose games.  Until you can stop the things that cause you to lose, it is difficult to set your sights on winning. Punting issues, turning the ball over and giving up long runs and passes ...
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Coaches spend hours devising game plans, practices and workouts designed to give their team the best chance to win the next game.  The offensive coordinator hopes to call the best play at the right time and the defensive coordinator works to have the perfect defense to stop that goal line play.  B ...
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