The Guntersville High football team worked out throughout June to tune up for the 2019 season.
"The players worked hard in our June workouts and we were pleased with their progress," Coach Lance Reese said. "We hosted a linemen camp at Guntersville with West End and DAR. The players participated in position specific work as well as some 5-on-5 pass rush and pass blocking competitions. The camp concluded with an obstacle course competition that included strength and agility stations. The offensive and defensive lines are very important to the success of the team. Any time we can get them involved in summer activities like this is always a positive."
After that camp, Guntersville took its backs and receivers to Gadsden High for a 7-on-7 passing camp.
"This was very beneficial for our skill players," Reese said. "It's great to see how the players react when they are faced with quality competition. We try to run plays and defensive coverages that we will actually be running in the regular season. Our goal is to try to use these summer 7 on 7's to be a better football team when the season begins. We hope to have an offense this season which has a good balance of running and passing the ball."
Reese said improving the play of special teams has been a point of emphasis throughout the summer.
Players were off this week for the 4th of July. The Wildcats will attend a 7 on 7 camp at Samford University on July 9.
The season starts Aug. 23 with a jamboree at North Jackson.