There was a level of energy and excitement early in the morning at Princeton High School as the 2022 football season kicked off.
The Panthers opened their fall camp on Monday, August 8, bringing intensity to early morning practices. As the team followed safety guidelines and practiced at 6 a.m. to start the season, head coach Ervin Chandler was proud of his team’s commitment during the first two practices.
“We’ve had great numbers so far, with almost 200 kids,” Chandler said. “It’s sometimes hard to get the kids out of bed in the morning, but they showed up and they were hungry and ready to go. It’s exciting to be Panther right now.
Working with the team from the start of practices, Coach Chandler was impressed with his team’s ability to retain information from the spring and the previous season. In his second season as head coach at Princeton, he feels this offseason the team has been able to get going.
“They remembered so much information from spring, and it made our early days practices much better,” Chandler said. “We don’t have to stop, teach, slow things down and start over. These kids know what they need to do and we moved forward and played fast this fall. We don’t have any pads yet, but we’re getting a lot of reps at the start.
For the full story, see the August 11 issue of the Princeton Herald.