Bulldogs settle into summer routine

Crestview football

Crestview High School quarterback Khalil Foster enjoys a laugh during Monday's workout.

RANDY DICKSON / News Bulletin
Published: Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at 06:26 PM.

CRESTVIEW — By mid-morning on Monday a warm June sun beat down on Crestview High School’s practice football field.  

But sweat soaking players’ shirts didn't seem to bother the team members who worked on passing drills.

First-year Bulldog coach Tim Hatten took good-natured verbal jabs at some of the players. Noting that running back Emmanuel Reed put on a few pounds around his midsection, Hatten called his star back "Dough Boy."

Players and coaches relaxed in Hatten's office after practice. At one point, the head coach showed his quickness of hand when he caught a fly that settled on some papers on his desk.

The fall practice’s official start is still six weeks away, and the season won't start for more than two months. Still, one week into summer drills, Hatten is pleased with what he has seen from his team.

"It's going good," he said. "We had four good days last week. This will be our fifth day this week. We had a chance to throw against Walton last Wednesday, but it's going good.

"We've had everybody out. It's been 100 percent participation. The guys are working really hard."

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