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Lions roar through first day of fall camp

Published On: Aug 05 2013 05:08:44 PM CDT
Updated On: Aug 05 2013 09:08:53 PM CDT
Chuck Howard brownwood football coach
BROWNWOOD, Texas -

It's safe to say that the first day of two-a-days is where you get those jitters, first day butterflies, and anxiousness out of your system.

August 5th, 2013 marked a whole different kind of beast for head coach Chuck Howard. It was first day in his long coaching career that he stepped onto the practice field as a head coach of a high school football team.

"We're still in a teaching environment process,” Howard told KTXS. “We'll be a little bit more diverse. We've done a lot of teaching offensively. But it's the same every year we started back at ground zero, teaching fundamentals. I'm pleased with where we are right now."

With six starters back each on offense and defense, Howard has a nice core of upperclassmen to work with in his first year as a head coach. Senior running back Braxton Kilgo is loving the way camp has started.

"I'd say it was a lot intense, more of a upbeat tempo,” Kilgo told KTXS. “I think since we have such a big senior class that everybody was more pumped up and ready to go for our senior season."

Along with adjusting to a new head coach, Senior quarterback Chris Keesee is learning the pistol offense as fall camp begins. It's a system that speeds up the game, and offers new challenges for the third year starting quarterback.

“The main difference today and lately is the pace of our offense,” Keesee told KTXS. “That's been the biggest difference and learning the new offense. There's more things to learn, and the pace has gotten a lot faster, so we just need to learn that and after we get that down we'll be good."

Brownwood will face All Saints at 7:30 p.m. on August 31st at Gordon Wood stadium.