Bulldogs begin preparations for 2017 with spring practice session

Okmulgee linebackers work on their defensive stances during Tuesday’s spring practice drills at historic Harmon Field. The Bulldogs are using the 10-day spring practice to get prepared for the upcoming 2017 high school football season.

(Staff photo by Larry Owen)

By LARRY OWEN

Times Sports Editor

 

OKMULGEE - The Okmulgee Bulldog varsity football team took the field for the first time in 2017 on Tuesday afternoon in the first of a 10-day spring practice session at historic Harmon Field.

The Bulldog coaching staff and players will use the 10-day session to begin preparations for the upcoming 2017 varsity football season that will get underway in a little over three months.

High school teams are allowed, for 10 days, to strap on the helmets and shoulder pads and conduct workouts in preparation for the upcoming 2017 season.

Along with the 10-day spring practice session, second-year Okmulgee head coach Carl Lee and his coaching staff will also use the annual Summer Pride strength and conditioning program that will begin in June to get the Bulldog players more prepared for the upcoming season.

Another workout that will help Coach Lee and his players get ready for the 2017 season will be a 7-on-7 Passing League that will take place in June.

On August 7, the Bulldogs will begin preseason practices. The first four days of practice that week will be non-contact drills with players in helmets and practice jerseys only. On August 11, the Okmulgee players will strap on the shoulder pads and conduct their first full-contact practice, getting further ready for the 2017 season.

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