This week, just like every week for the next two and a half months, starts off by getting to weight room on Monday morning at 7:30 a.m. to work out. We work on our upper and lower body strength every morning at 7:30. Mondays and Thursdays we go through our running and conditioning workout, which ranges from two timed miles to forty yard sprints. Tuesdays and Fridays we have our throwing program, which is where the quarterbacks work on footwork, arm motion, and accuracy. During which time the receivers are working on patterns and footwork as well. After our passing programs we combine to throw patterns. On Wednesdays, we have our speed program, which takes us through running ropes, bleachers, doing dots, running harnesses with weight, running zig-zags, and doing forty-yard dashes and sit-ups.
This week however, we strayed from our normal routine because we left last Thursday to attend Auburn University's 7 on 7 passing camp. On the way, we made a stop in Georgia to play Fitzgerald, a team who is coached by a friend of our coaches. We won that game easily with the score 42-14. The next day we headed to Auburn for our first day at the camp. We played five games, winning them all, leaving us as one of three teams still unbeaten and putting us in the championship bracket for the following day. Saturday, we woke up and played Florida's 1A state champions North Florida Christian, and beat them, putting us in the semifinals against La Grange, Georgia's 6A state football and track champions. We could tell from the start this was the best team we had played. They had speed and tremendous athletic ability. We edged them out by one touchdown. The final game we faced Jackson-Olin, the end score came out to be Charlotte 56, Jackson-Olin 21. We won Auburn University's 7 on 7 passing camp, and remained undefeated through the whole tournament, leaving us with a total record through the camp of 8-0.
Next week our program starts again on Monday, and then on Sunday we leave for the University of Florida camp. It should be fun.
Justin Midgett #10
Charlotte High School, Punta Gorda, Florida