The Stephens County High School football team is starting spring practice today.
New Head Coach Frank Barden will lead the Indians in the first of 10 practices later today.
Barden said he is excited to get onto the field.
“We will just get out there just find some kids that play hard and do what they are coached to do,” said Barden. “I like the team we have coming back. We have a good senior class that are going to be good leaders for our team.”
Barden said tonight after practice, there will be a parent meeting in the Tugaloo Center followed by a cookout.
Then on Saturday, the team will practice at 1:30 p.m. following a camp held by Evan Oglesby from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in order to allow campers and families to stay and watch practice.
There will be some new coaches joining the football staff this Spring, replacing coaches Andrew Stamey and Jake Setzer, who both went to Oconee County with Coach Travis Noland and Coach Ronnie Royston who is semi-retiring from the coaching side of it.
Barden said they are in the process of finalizing the staff.
That new staff includes Roger Gentry, formerly of Sonoraville High School where he was head coach, as well as Rob Stowe, who will also take over the wrestling program.
Barden also said there is one more position they are trying to finalize.
Barden said those new coaches will join the remainder of the coaching staff, who are returning for this coming season.
He said he is excited about the staff in place.
The team will hold more practices next week and end on Saturday, May 24th with a Spring Scrimmage.