Gators focused on conditioning

Baker football

Baker linemen get in some sled work on Thursday.

RANDY DICKSON / News Bulletin
Published: Friday, August 9, 2013 at 06:11 PM.

BAKER — An afternoon thunderstorm delayed the first day in pads for Baker School’s football team, but only temporarily.

As the skies cleared shortly after 4 p.m., the Gators were on the practice field taking advantage of the first day that Florida teams could go in shoulder pads. Teams can wear full gear starting Monday.

Baker coach Matt Brunson was pleased with the limited contact the team had.

“Our guys again are working hard,” he said. “We put our shoulder pads and helmets on for the first time and we tried to stay off the ground, but we were able to bump into each other. Everything went good.”

Senior quarterback Ben Crowson likes the start of the fall camp.

“I think things are going great,” he said. “I think we are getting in shape really well. I’m glad we are starting to unite as a team.”

Crowson, who broke his right arm (his throwing arm) last year, is splitting time at quarterback with Jon Beck. Crowson said the sharing of playing time is going well so far as he tries to regain his timing on his throws following his injury.



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