As the Grangers enter their second summer workout program under head coach Donnie Branch, they’ve been hard at work on the field and in the weight room as preparations continue for the 2012 season.
“We are just doing the same things we normally do,” head coach Donnie Branch said. “We are focusing on our daily workouts and hitting the weight room and everything is going good. Attendance has been the best it has ever been since I can remember.”
The Grangers have a few camps and seven-on-seven passing camps on the schedule, but most of their work will be done at home.
“We are not trying to win the state seven-on-seven championship,” Branch said. “We are focused on doing what we do every summer which is just working hard and getting better.”
LaGrange will be going to the a seven-on-seven camp at the University of Georgia this weekend.
The team also has a seven-on-seven camp at Carrollton on the schedule for the end of the summer.
“We figure that by then we will be ready to compete,” Branch said of the Carrollton event. “It’s at a good time too because its right before we start practice and have the Ironman and all that. We will try to turn it up a notch at that. By that time everyone will know what they need to do and everybody will be in some shape so that will be the one that we can compete in a little bit.”
Additionally, a number of LaGrange players will be participating in camps catered to their specific position.
“Our philosophy is that we will send them to individual camps and things like that, but team wise we only have those two events,” Branch said. “The rest of the summer we will throw once a week with a team. After workouts our team throws with each other, and they run the pass plays and work the offense on Tuesday and Thursday. It’s a learning tool for us. It’s a philosophy for us. I know a lot of good teams that win championships and they do what we do.”
LaGrange opens its season on Aug. 31 at Newnan.