Hornets end on a high after ‘great’ spring

May 22, 2013

by Mark K. Campbell
“We have had a great spring.”
Coach Devon Dorris lauded the drills his Hornets went through the past few weeks.
“Our kids have been very dedicated to improving and working hard every day,” he said. “We have used this time to solidify our players’ positions and teach all phases of the game.”
Some new coaches got first looks at their charges that include a quarterback battle between Trevor Boiles and Jamie King.
Dorris said springtime is also a chance to figure out the future squad’s “identity. Every year, the teams’ strengths are a little different.
“We like to identify our strengths – that way we focus on those things when we get back in the fall. I wanted to make sure we are using our strengths in the most critical situations during the season.”
Over 200 athletes make for some good spring numbers. “We should start off next season with over 200 players in the four grades for five teams,” Dorris said.
The coach said not having Hornet Field available has been no problem, nor has the construction of the new indoor facility that’s going up.
“Our practice setup has been good on the upper and lower fields at the north end of the campus,’ he said.

Hornet linemen go through drills as the end of spring practices arrive. Azle capped the annual practices without a Green-White game because of ongoing installation of field turf at Hornet Field.

Hornet linemen go through drills as the end of spring practices arrive. Azle capped the annual practices without a Green-White game because of ongoing installation of field turf at Hornet Field.

 

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Some days were cool, some wet, and plenty were sweltering, but the 2013 Hornets suited up and ventured to the soccer pitches for annual spring football drills. Azle head coach Devon Dorris said next fall’s editions of AHS athletes – there will be five teams in four grades – improved. “We like to finish spring ball feeling we could play a game the following day,” the coach said. “Meaning everything has been implemented for the first ball game.” Practices for the 2013 season resume Aug. 12.

Some days were cool, some wet, and plenty were sweltering, but the 2013 Hornets suited up and ventured to the soccer pitches for annual spring football drills. Azle head coach Devon Dorris said next fall’s editions of AHS athletes – there will be five teams in four grades – improved. “We like to finish spring ball feeling we could play a game the following day,” the coach said. “Meaning everything has been implemented for the first ball game.” Practices for the 2013 season resume Aug. 12.

 

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