Trojans ready for season

Published 3:00 am Thursday, July 28, 2016

Charles Henderson head coach Brad McCoy entered his third summer with the Trojans with expectations of developing a successful program heading into the upcoming season.

“We have had an excellent summer,” McCoy said. “We have been able to hit the weight room like we set out to do. These kids have really made strides in getting bigger, stronger and faster.”

Getting bigger, stronger and faster is something that that the Trojans set out to be since the calendar flipped to January and they began spring practice. This summer the Trojans have benefited from an increase of practice time. The Alabama High School Athletic Association increased the allotted amount of time teams could get together during the month of July and Trojans took advantage.

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“We have been busy,” McCoy said. “We have been busy just like everybody else in the state, trying to improve.”

In just his third year as head coach of the Trojans, McCoy and the team continue to learn the ins and the outs of being a successful program.

“When your around something for a while you start to learn the ins and the outs and you learn your kids better and they get to know you,” McCoy said. “Our guys have gotten more accustomed to our coaches, and we are a year older. The camaraderie is better and the leadership is better. We are starting to gel at the right time, and I am looking forward to this season.”

The Trojans have attended camps and participated in 7-on-7 tournaments throughout the summer. As a team the Trojans have held joint organized team activities with schools such as Carver, Autauga Academy and Enterprise.

“We are still trying to solidify are depth chart,” McCoy said. “We are trying to figure out which guys are going to win jobs. We still have to nail down are starting quarterback which is something that is still in the air. We also have to fill in gaps along the line scrimmage.”

The Trojans will continue to look for answers when they begin fall camp starting on August 1.

“With a lot of this stuff we really feel like we have a good idea, since we have been working on all summer” McCoy said. “Those are some things we will figure out in camp and I look forward to that time with them.”

The Trojans open the season against Pike County High School on August 19.