Cavaliers get back to work
Published 1:55 pm Wednesday, July 11, 2018
By KEVIN ECKLEBERRY
After a week off, the Callaway Cavaliers are getting back into the groove this week.
During the Georgia High School Association-mandated dead week, no team activities were allowed.
So for the Callaway football players, it was a week away from the summer grind.
The players got back to work on Monday, and Callaway head coach Pete Wiggins said it was a productive day.
“We had a great day (on Monday),” Wiggins said. “The kids came in, and we went to the weight room and worked hard, and we worked hard on agilities. And then we came on the field for about an hour and a half up here. So it was a good day for us.”
The Cavaliers will continue to hold workouts at the school for the remainder of this week, and they’ll also do some preparation work in advance of an 11-on-11 team camp they’ll host next week.
Newnan and Villa Rica are coming to Callaway on July 17, and the players will put the pads on for the full-contact scrimmage.
“We’ll prepare this week, and hopefully have a little momentum for Newnan and Villa Rica,” Wiggins said.
On July 23 and July 24, Callaway will hold its ironman competition, where the players compete in a number of events designed to measure their strength, stamina, and speed.
Last year’s ironman winner was Cartavious “Tank” Bigsby, who’ll be a junior running back this season.
Official preseason practice begins on July 25, and teams can begin holding full-contact practices on Aug. 1.
Callaway will travel to Starr’s Mill for a preseason game on Aug. 10, and it will host Opelika on Aug. 24 in its regular-season opener.
The Cavaliers are preparing for their 14th season with Wiggins at the helm.
The 2017 season was another successful season for Callaway, which went 11-2 and reached the Class AA quarterfinals.