Realizing early on his numbers were going to be down this season, Anchorpoint Christian 8-man football head coach KC Adams has done some of what he does best: he’s adjusted.
“They are going to have to be in shape,” Adams said Monday.
“They have about three weeks of hell coming up and they are going to have to make it happen. We are trying to prepare.”
Though Monday was just Day 1 of fall camp, the Warriors, all 13 of them, were running a gauntlet of strength and conditioning exercises, led by Adams and his good friend, Vicanto Goodwin of Crossover Academy.
The two vociferous coaches traded turns shouting out commands to keep the Warriors focused on what they had to do.
“Do something someone else ain’t doin’,” Adams said.
To emphasize the point, Goodwin countered, “Be the hammer, not the nail.”
The Warriors return only a handful of players from last year’s team that went 9-1 overall and undefeated in the Coastal Athletic League for their fourth consecutive league championship. On the bright side, one of the returners is do-everything-man, Kareem Lucas.
Lucas’ work load will increase dramatically, Adams said, an interesting notion considering the 6-foot-1, 200-plus pound senior led Anchorpoint in nearly every offensive category last fall.
“He’s going to be the man,” Adams said. “He’s always been the ace in the hole. We have no choice.”
Another line-up adjustments Adams said is foreseeable is veteran wide receiver Collin Minyard spending time at quarterback.
The Warriors will spend the night every night this week, using part of each day on the field and in the classroom learning the play book. They open the season against CAL newcomer Anzar High School, which enters its first season as a team.
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