TCHS Athletes Start Conditioning
As things slowly seem to move toward a sense of normalcy, Summer and Fall athletes have been biting the bullet to return to the sports they love. The SSAC recently released guidelines for school sports teams to follow, allowing them to get a taste of the sports they so adore. Tyler Consolidated’s High School Football team has begun conditioning for the upcoming season under the supervision of head coach Ryan Walton.
Walton reported they have been following all guidelines outlined by the SSAC at each of their practices. They are working in pods and making sure equipment is properly disinfected after each use.
As for the numbers, Walton says he has been “tickled to death” by the response of students participating for the upcoming season. According to Walton, he averages 22-28 kids each day. This number, he says, varies with the number of kids vacationing, but overall he is very pleased with the participation.
Walton says the field is on track to being finished by the scheduled completion date, while the baseball fields are ahead of schedule. “Tyler County kids have no idea how lucky they are,” said Walton regarding the new stadium. He says the community seems to be excited about the new facilites, as well. Many people often stop by to check out the status of the field.
According to Walton, there is no substitute for experience. He reports he has several kids coming back as seniors who have gained valuable experience as younger players on the field.
Overall, Tyler Consolidated fans and players are looking forward to an exciting season on a new home turf.