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Perry preparing young squad for tough season

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WCHS Commaders ready to take the field.

By Jimmie Earls

By Jimmie Earls

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Sun Sports Writer

With less than three weeks to go until pre-season scrimmages start, the Washington County High School Commanders football squad is gearing up for a challenging season.

“We have a tough schedule, through and through,” said head coach Mark Perry. “When you start with Lincoln, LaRue, Green, Marion and Bardstown, I don’t think there’s a bad team in that five. They’re all very good football teams.”

There are no front-runners for positions right now, and performances in practice and scrimmages will determine who gets a starting spot.

An intra-squad scrimmage game will be played on Aug. 8, followed by scrimmages against Madison Southern and Waggoner respectively on Aug. 15 and 22.

“We’re young” said Perry. “We have a lot of sophomores, and some juniors and seniors that this might be their first year starting.”

The Commanders may be young, but they do not lack enthusiasm or drive. They seem eager to learn their roles and are on the field because they want to be there, and they want to do well.

Coach Perry added, “The kids are doing everything we’ve asked them to do. It’s a good group of leadership.”

Follow all the WCHS football action this fall in The Springfield Sun, and at www.thespringfieldsun.com on the Internet.

Video below: Coach Larry Smith runs the freshman squad through various offensive plays. Video by Jimmie Earls/The Springfield Sun