CHHS football getting used to new surroundings

Published 10:25 pm Thursday, August 1, 2013

Fall camp opens on Monday for all Alabama High School Athletic Association schools, but Charles Henderson is currently without a home.

The Trojans regular practice field, located adjacent to Frazier Field, is currently a construction zone for the new softball complex.

With Troy University occupying Veterans Memorial Stadium throughout the month of August, Charles Henderson will begin fall practice at the Charles Henderson Middle School facility.

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Charles Henderson head coach Mike Dean said that keeping a routine of practice schedules is vital.

“We want to keep the same routine we have had,” said Dean. “We will come in, in the morning, and do our heavier stuff in mornings and do film and special teams in the afternoon. You beat the heat of the day, and also if it does rain in the afternoon, you don’t miss out on the work.”

Troy University practices in the morning until Aug. 14, and Charles Henderson will utilize the middle school field until then.

You have to have a plan,” Dean said. “We have some things on paper, and we are ready to go. It’s football season.”

Charles Henderson will meet cross-county rival Pike County in the annual Pike County Classic on Aug. 23 at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Troy, and opens the regular season at home on Aug. 30 against Bayside Academy.

“We have put in a lot of work over the summer, and the work is not over,” said Dean. “We don’t just roll the football out there and play. We are excited that the season is finally here, but know that the work is not done with.”