The Callaway Cavaliers, fresh off the finest season in the history of the football program, have wrapped up their first week of spring practice.
The Cavaliers got things started on Monday, and they finished the week on Thursday, with no practice on tap for today with the baseball team hosting a state-playoff series against Central-Macon.
“We’ve had a great week,” Callaway coach Pete Wiggins said. “The kids were physical. They practiced hard.”
The Cavaliers are looking to build on an exceptional 2013 season.
The Cavaliers went 9-1 in the regular season and won the Region 4-AAA championship, and they made it to the semifinals for the first time in school history before falling to Buford.
Callaway led 14-7 at the half, but Buford rallied for the 24-14 victory before beating Washington County the following week to win the state title.
The Cavaliers have some key players to replace, including linebacker KeShun Freeman, who recently completed spring practice with Georgia Tech, as well as quarterback Tez Parks.
“We’ve got a lot of holes to fill,” Wiggins said. “We lost a lot of really good football players.”
The Cavaliers will bring back plenty of gifted players, though, including wide receiver Terry Godwin, as well as running back Eddie Culpepper.
Wiggins said all of the returning players have worked hard since the season ended.
“They’ve had a great work ethic in the offseason,” Wiggins said. “It’s exciting to get back.”
While Callaway still has another six days of spring practice remaining, Troup will finish things up today.
The Tigers will have a scrimmage game at Callaway Stadium.
LaGrange High, meanwhile, will begin spring practice today, with new head coach Dialleo Burks leading the team onto the field.
Teams in Georgia are allotted 10 days for spring practice.