In 1765 the Long Hunters came to the East bank of Station Camp Creek and declared this to be ...
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Bison wrap up spring/summer practice,
look forward to fall
The TSSAA-mandated “Dead Period” is a welcomed sight for most high school football teams during the summer, and the Station Camp High School football team is no different.
"I'm ready for it,” head coach Shaun Hollinsworth said with a wry grin.
The Tennessee Secondary Schools Athletic Association mandates all sports take two weeks off during the summer where players cannot have any contact with coaches, nor can they use any of the school's equipment or facilities. This year's dead period is June 24-July 7.
Prior to that, the Bison finished up spring/summer workouts on June 21.
“I think practice went real well prior to the dead period,” Hollinsworth said. “We got a lot of good work done in the weight room and got a lot of good stuff done outside offensively and defensively.
“Now it's just time to take a little break, get the batteries recharged and get back in there after the dead period, get our special teams installed and get the guys where they need to be. I think we pretty much found that out (where players should be playing) and we should be in good shape when we get back.”
When the Bison return, they will lift weights and go through conditioning workouts beginning July 9, along with compete in 7-on-7 events with other schools until July 17. Two-a-day practices begin July 18 with helmets and shoulder pads. Full-pad practices begin July 23.
Until then, all positions are up for grabs.
“I don't think any position is shored up,” Hollinsworth said. “I think we have a good idea where our guys will be, where we need to place them, where we need to maybe possibly move a few guys, but we won't find anything out until we get the pads on and get going.
“We're not going to know what we have until we finish our two-a-days in August and a lot of those positions will not be shored up until then,” he added. “So, that's really when it starts. You find out who your hitters are going to be, who's going to get the football, who's going to try to make plays and make tackles, and you try to get those guys in spots. Those guys that can, if they're not in the right spots, then you find a spot to get them in.”
Hollinsworth said a top priority in fall camp will be confidence.
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BIDS FOR THE BISON DINNER AND AUCTION TO BE JULY 27
AT THE DEPOT SQUARE
The Bids for Bison Dinner / Auction will be held 6-10 p.m. July 27 at The Depot Square in Gallatin. Doors open at 6 p.m. Dinner at 7 p.m.
Players will be selling tickets for $30 for individuals or $50 per couple. Tickets also may be purchased below or at stationcampfootball.com/bids
24-July 7 - TSSAA Dead Period
9 - Fall workouts begin
18 - Two-A-Day workouts begin with helmets and shoulder pads
19 - Bison Quarterback Club meeting, 6:30 p.m. in SCHS cafeteria
23 - Full pads
27 - Bids for Bison Dinner/Auction at The Depot Square. To buy tickets, click HERE
31 - Scrimmage at Hillwood, 6:30 p.m.
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"There's all kinds of areas of improvement we all need to make, but overall just building confidence,” he said. “They need to have more confidence in themselves. They have the talent to be competitive and win ballgames, they've just got to believe in themselves. That's probably one of the hardest things as a coach to instill in these kids. If you don't believe in yourself, who's going to believe in you. We believe in them, they've got to believe in themselves.”
And coming off a 1-9 season, the Bison are out to prove some doubters wrong.
“Absolutely. I think the coaches are as well,” Hollinsworth said. “We ran into some bad luck last year. We faced a couple of huge obastacles with the rezoning and with a rash of injuries to a lot of key players that really put us in a bad spot. But that has never kept our kids from wanting to go out and compete and want to win. We proved that every week we went out last year, we just ran out of steam.
“All these seniors want to go back to the playoffs and I think that is a very obtainable goal for this group.”
Station Camp's 2018 season opener will be Aug. 17 at home against Antioch.
SUMMER PRACTICE SCHEDULES
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|Aug. 17||Antioch||7 p.m.|
|at Hendersonville||7 p.m.|
|at Springfield||7 p.m.|
|Rossview (Homecoming)||7 p.m.|
|at Hunter's Lane||7 p.m.|
|Sept. 28||at Lebanon||7 p.m.|
|Mt. Juliet (Senior Night)||7 p.m.|
|Oct. 26||at Wilson Central|
6:30 p.m., Thursday, July 19
in the school cafeteria
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