Skill positions to be Davidson Panthers’ strength in 2013

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Rod Bouchard (10) and James Green serve as escorts for Davidson Middle School running back Vincente Turner during Monday's practice.

RANDY DICKSON / News Bulletin
Published: Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at 05:21 PM.

CRESTVIEW — Thunderstorms threatened as the Davidson Middle School football team took to the practice field Monday afternoon.

With the regular season less than two weeks away, Panther coach Chris Small wanted to take advantage of each opportunity he has to get his team on the field.

"I'm not so sure how we are going to be recordwise, but the kids are working hard,” he said. “We will try the best we can and let the chips fall where they may.”

The Panthers dodged most of the rain this summer as they practiced in the morning before most showers came. What rain did hit the team was a welcome relief that cooled things off.

Now that teachers are back on campus and students return next week, the Panthers are into the normal fall practice schedule that runs 2-4:30 p.m.

Davidson has about 60 players out for the team, which Small said is typical for the program.

The Panthers won't have much size on the line this year, so it's important that the skill positions of running back, quarterback and receiver have strong years.

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