Washougal football team breaks in new turf
Anticipation grows for first game, Sept. 6
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
There’s new turf in town, at it belongs to the Washougal Panthers.
As the football players began their first practice of the season Wednesday, head coach Bob Jacobs gave them a little advice.
“As you guys step foot on that field for the first time, I want you to think about how grateful you are to be able to play this game. There are plenty of people who would love to trade places with you,” he told them. “Don’t be satisfied with just wearing that uniform. Wear it with pride by giving your maximum effort every time.”
The Panthers remembered their coach’s words as they marched out on that new playing surface at Fishback Stadium as one family. They growled with excitement. One of them sretched out like he was creating a snow angel. After a few sprints, and agility and balance drills, it was time to throw the football around and have some fun.
“This makes the old turf seem like cement,” said senior quarterback Chase Duey. “Normally after the first practice, everybody has sore feet. Nobody’s complaining right now.”