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  • Fredericktown quarterback Austin Hathaway (12) hands off to Tyler Ruhl (25) during the teamís first day of practice on Monday.
    Fredericktown quarterback Austin Hathaway (12) hands off to Tyler Ruhl (25) during the teamís first day of practice on Monday.
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  • August 2, 2011 11:00 am EDT

FREDERICKTOWN — It was just back in late November that the Fredericktown Freddies were concluding a brilliant football season, which fell just two wins shy of a state title.

Now, it’s back to push-ups, running laps, ramming into blocking sleds and perspiring under a broiling sun. The daily travails of summer training camp can make or break a football season.

Coach Brian Baum’s second season at the helm for the Freddies began with the first day of mandatory football practice on Monday.

“We do a lot of conditioning the first part of practice,” said Baum. “We had a little test to see how we did in our 60-40’s. In the afternoon, we wanted to make sure that they know what they are doing in the mental part of it.”

The smooth execution of the practice drills on Day 1, along with the confidence exuded by team leaders like quarterback Ryan Logan and running back Matt Smith was striking.

 

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