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Pulaski County Maroons back on the Practice Field

It may be the Dog Days of Summer but, the Boys of Fall are back.

After a full month away from football the Pulaski County Maroons have taken the practice field for the 1st time in 2016. Although the official Kentucky High School Athletic Association “Dead Period” runs two weeks, June 25 through July 9, Pulaski County Maroons head coach Johnny Hines has taken a different approach to the off-season.

football-laces-close-upComing off of three straight State Title game appearances at Western Kentucky University, the Maroons are getting some much deserved extra time off this summer.  This gives his players a full month off to rest up and prepare for the upcoming season. Playing a minimum of 11 regular season and postseason games, as well as scrimmages and practice, the long season takes a toll on high school athletes. Playing deep into the playoffs as the Maroons have over the last several years, these high school players have played what equates to a college, and sometimes, an NFL type of schedule. Over the last four years the Maroons have played in 58 games. Add in the scrimmages in those seasons, the Maroons have played an average of 15.5 games per season.

As coach Hines says, “The extra week gives the players a chance to recuperate and prepare for the long season, drastically reducing the burnout factor”. The extra time off appears to be working. Pulaski County has been to three straight championship games, with two state runners up and a State Championship in 2014. The Maroons open the 2016 season Friday, August 19th vs Harlan County in the Don Marshall Bowl at PC Stadium.

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