MARTIN COUNTY - One week after Texas University Interscholastic League Officials allowed school districts to start holding strength and conditioning workouts, coaching staffs at both Stanton and Grady are reporting record numbers.
“We had 160 kids show up for the first day of workouts,” stated Stanton athletic director and football coach Cody Hogan. “The numbers have dipped a little as the week progressed but we still have really good numbers reporting.”
Grady is also seeing big numbers with 17 kids reporting for the first day.
“We are very, very pleased with the turnout,” said Grady athletic director and head boy’s basketball coach Chris Short. “We will have more next week as we will start girl’s workout and will have some kids returning from vacations.”
Both Hogan and Short were happy to see the kids back at school and back to the grind.
“It’s been three month since I’ve seen any of them. It’s a joy just to see the kids and start working with them again,” stated Hogan.
Short kept expressing how hard the kids were working and that he could tell they were already getting better.
“We have a very young group of kids,” said Short. “They are showing up every day, putting in some hard work, and improving each day.”
Workout continue next week with eased restrictions.