Troup football team working hard

Published 12:38 am Wednesday, June 28, 2017

By Kevin Eckleberry

LAGRANGE – The work continues for the Troup Tigers, who shared the field with the Northside Patriots on Tuesday for a seven-on-seven scrimmage.

It was the continuation of a busy summer for the Tigers, who are looking to build on their successful 2016 season.

Troup will be in Marion County on Thursday for another seven-on-seven camp, and after the GHSA-mandated dead week, it will have two more weeks of its summer schedule before preseason practice begins the final week of July.

Troup head coach Tanner Glisson said this is a team that benefits from being on the field with opposing teams.

“This team, we’ve realized the more competition the better,” Glisson said. “You get tired of going against yourself all the time. The more we can go against somebody else, the better.”

Troup and Northside played for two hours, and Glisson said it was a productive day.

“It was good today,” Glisson said. “The tempo was good. Kids were flying around.”

Glisson said a big part of the summer is correcting mistakes, which makes the seven-on-seven and 11-on-11 competitions so important.

“The best thing is getting it on film,” Glisson said. “Tomorrow, we’ll be able to coach to the film.”

Glisson said Northside was a terrific opponent

“They do a great job, and you know they’re going to compete,” Glisson said. “They’re sound. That’s why I like going against them, and they’ll do a good job when the season starts.”