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POSTED: July 6, 2007 5:02 a.m.
Bradwell Institute’s football players are sacrificing playing video games and lounging around to spend quality time in the weight room.
The athletes know that to improve on their strength, quickness and agility, it is crucial to hit the weightroom in the summer.
The Tigers are in their third week of summer workouts, which run until school starts in August. No rest then for the players, because that’s when they strap on the pads and go at it to prepare for the Aug. 31 season opener at Glynn Academy.
Currently, the players meet with the coaches Monday-Thursday to lift weights, perform agility exercises and learn the fundamentals of Tiger football.
Some of the weightlifting exercises include the power clean, parallel squat, bench press and incline bench.
Defensive line coach Mike Evans said the summer workouts are going well.
“A lot of them take weightlifting over the school year so in the summer, they’re still making gains,” he said. “A lot of them are stronger from last year, particularly the big guys.”
Ninth grade coach Emmet Watkins also likes what he sees, saying the kids are doing a good job in the weightroom.
Constantly seeing one another can become a chore, so the Tigers are competing in a passing league today in Jesup at 6 p.m. Wayne County and McIntosh County Academy are expected to attend.
 

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