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Bronc Football Closing in on 2020 Campaign

Written by on August 11, 2020

FALL SPORTS PRACTICE GOT UNDERWAY YESTERDAY WITH 4A FOOTBALL, GOLF AND TENNIS. WITH THAT SAID WE ARE LESS THAN A WEEK AWAY FROM THE CODY BRONC FOOTBALL BEGINNING PRACTICE FOR THE 2020 CAMPAIGN. THIS WEEK IS A DEAD PERIOD FOR THE BRONC FOOTBALL TEAM WHERE NO INSTRUCTION IS ALLOWED BETWEEN COACH AND PLAYER. I CAUGHT UP WITH HEAD COACH MATT MCFADDEN AND GOES INTO WHAT THE COACHING STAFF IS DOING WITH THEIR TIME THIS WEEK LEADING INTO THE REGULAR SEASON.

“THE FIRST THING IS JUST SETTING UP OUR PROTOCOLS AND OUR PRACTICE IN ACCORDANCE WITH OUR COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT AND DOCTOR BILLIN. AND MAKING SURE THAT WE’RE PUTTING INTO PRACTICE THE BEST METHODS THAT THEY RECOMMEND. KEEP EVERYBODY SAFE. THAT’S NUMBER ONE. WE’RE GOING TO HAVE TO GET REALLY CREATIVE ON SOME OF THE ORGANIZATION AND HOW WE PREPARE FOR GAMES, HOW WE PREPARE FOR PRACTICES AND HOW WE TRAVEL. THINGS LIKE THAT. BUT IT’S ALL DO-ABLE.”

COACH MCFADDEN GOES ON TO PROVIDE AN INSIGHT INTO HOW THE TEAM WILL LOOK THIS YEAR, HIGHLIGHTING THE SKILL POSITIONS AS A BIG STRENGTH.

“OUR TEAM SPEED IS REALLY GOOD. WE’RE GOING TO HAVE A LOT OF DEPTH IN THAT AREA AND THAT’S GREAT. I THINK DEPTH IS GOING TO BE VERY IMPORTANT THIS YEAR. WE’VE GOT A LOT OF NEW KIDS ON THE OFFENSIVE LINE, THEY’RE LEARNING AND THEY’RE ANXIOUS. THERE’S A LOT OF SPOTS UP FOR GRABS. WE HAD THE BIG SENIOR GROUP LAST YEAR AND THIS YEAR IS KIND OF THE OPPOSITE, A SMALL SENIOR GROUP. IT’S GOING TO BE VERY COMPETITIVE FOR POSITIONS AND THAT’S A GOOD THING, MAKE KIDS WORK HARD AND COMPETE WITH ONE ANOTHER.”

AND LAST YEAR THE BRONC FOOTBALL TEAM OPERATED UNDER THE MOTTO WIN IN THE DARK. THIS YEARS MOTTO IS…

“86,400. THAT’S HOW MANY SECONDS THERE ARE IN A DAY. WHEN YOUR SEASON HAS BEEN TAKEN FROM YOU, IN THE CASE OF SOCCER AND TRACK, AND THEN WHEN IT’S ON THE BRINK, KIND OF LIKE FOOTBALL WAS, I THINK IT MAKE YOU APPRECIATE IT MORE. EVERY SECOND COUNTS. SO OUR BIG MESSAGE WITH OUR KIDS IS, LITERALLY EVERY SECOND COUNTS AND ENJOY EVERY SECOND. JUST ENJOY IT. IT’S GOING TO FLY BY. NOTHING’S GUARANTEED TO ANYBODY. SO JUST MAKE SURE WE’RE ENJOYING IT AND TO MAKE THE MOST OF IT.”

AS FOR THE EXCITEMENT LEVEL SURROUNDING THE START OF FOOTBALL FOLLOWING THEIR CAMP?

“YOU KNOW YOU HAVE A GOOD TEAM WHEN THEY GET EXCITED FOR SOMEONE ELSE’S SUCCESS. EVEN THE MIDDLE SCHOOLERS, WHEN THEY WERE GOING, YOU SAW OUR SENIORS JUST HYPED AND BRINGING THE JUICE FOR THOSE KIDS. I WAS SUPER EXCITED ABOUT THAT. BUT YOU SAW FROM COACHES TOO. I MEAN WE’VE BEEN DYING TO GET OUT HERE AND COACH. AS I FOUND OUT, YOU CAN PROBABLY TELL FROM MY VOICE, MY VOICE IS NOT IN SHAPE YET FOR THE SEASON. BUT IT WAS EXCITING. TONS OF ENERGY AND FUN. I FEEL LIKE THAT PRACTICE, I’M EXHAUSTED BUT IT WAS GREAT. IT WAS GREAT TO BE AROUND THE KIDS.”

THE CODY BRONC FOOTBALL TEAM BEGINS PRACTICE MONDAY AUGUST 17TH. THEIR FIRST GAME IS ON THE ROAD AT DOUGLAS FRIDAY AUGUST 28TH AND THEY HOST WORLAND FOR THEIR HOME OPENER FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 4TH.


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