Gators off to a strong start

Baker football

Baker School football players pull the shopping carts during a conditioning drill Thursday.

RANDY DICKSON / News Bulletin
Published: Friday, May 3, 2013 at 04:29 PM.

BAKER — Two days into spring football practice Baker School coach Matt Brunson couldn’t have been much happier.

“The weather this first Wednesday and Thursday has been awesome,” he said after Thursday’s practice. “The humidity has stayed away. It’s been slightly cool with a breeze and we got a lot of work done – as much as you can get done in shorts.

“We have a great group out here. We have about 80 kids and right now everything is going great.”

Brunson, who is starting his third year at Baker, credits a lot of the team cohesiveness to having a senior class that has been in his system since their sophomore year.

“We’ve got a large senior class and a lot of these guys played with us my first year as sophomores and they have three years in the system” he said. “They understand what we are going to do and how we are going to do it.

“Them knowing what to expect and what I’m expecting from them has been a big plus.”

Brunson stressed that the physical team he puts on the field starts with the players spending long hours in the weight room getting stronger. He said the intensity the Gators showed in the weight room has carried onto the field, which is another thing he likes about the team.

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