Getting set to defend back-to-back state championships, there is no slowing down when it comes to North Allegheny.
Gildon is a 6-0, 200-pound tight end for the Tigers, and he's also hoping to line up at defensive end as well.
"It started, pretty early," Gildon said of his team's offseason preparation. "During the school year, we had workouts after school. During the summer, there's two and a half hour workouts. We have field workouts. We usually go three weeks at a time, with a week off in between. We keep on with our regimen. We don't want to lose anything that we gain in those three weeks."
Gildon says that while it's a long offseason, he and his teammates learn to have fun with it, too.
"It's a game, so you have to have fun with it," Gildon added. "You don't want to lose that aspect. You definitely don't want to lose all the stuff you've gained over the last three years. You don't want to be that team that dropped the ball."
"There was a Pitt 7-on-7 that I went to; Pitt, West Virginia," Gildon said. "Just stuff that will improve my speed and catching. We did pretty well. It's kind of weird for us because the team before us was all seniors. We just have to get in sync.
"I think it's too early to say. I think once I get out there some more, the chances will increase. They're not going to come to someone who's not putting in the work. I definitely have to step up my game."
"We should do pretty well this year," Gildon said. "I think it's the same schedule we had last year. I'm not worried about the season at all."