If the Tigers are still playing when Thanksgiving week rolls around, they’ll be able to get out on the field during the morning that week.
“You’re looking at hopefully you’re there for the second round of the state playoffs that Thanksgiving week,” Troup head coach Lynn Kendall said. “You can have morning practices there.
“We’ve got a ways to go before we get there, but that’s always something to look forward to.”
For the moment, the Tigers are focused on getting settled into school, which begins Wednesday, and starting the afternoon practice routine.
Troup is coming off a full week of practice that included a couple of two-a-day sessions.
Troup was scheduled to have two practices again on Monday, but Kendall decided to give everyone the afternoon off.
“We had a really good practice (Monday morning),” Kendall said. “That goes a long way toward making that decision.”
Kendall said the Tigers are coming off a productive week of practice.
“We went through that two-a-day stage, and we had several good practices,” Kendall said. “We’re pretty pleased with where we’re at right now. We’re nowhere close to where we need to be, but we definitely took some big steps in the right direction. We’re excited to follow that.”
The players aren’t in school today, but the players will go ahead and practice this afternoon.
“We’ll bring them in (today), and we’ll go ahead and get into that afternoon routine,” Kendall said.
Troup has a preseason scrimmage set for Aug. 23 at Auburn High, and it will open the season on Aug. 31 at Redan High.
“We’re looking forward to the scrimmage game, and to our first regular-season game,” Kendall said. “Those two games will tell us a lot.”