Stopped up to watch the first of his 10 summer practices Monday night at Follis Field, where, once the sun went away, it felt like mid-October. Thus, it was a short stay for yours truly.
What little I did see, other the guards working on pulling techniques, seemed pretty organized, especially for the first time out. I know Haas is very intelligent, and I assume that carries over to football — he just strikes me as an ultra-organized guy.
Someone who passes the eyeball test, for sure, is 6-foot-5 quarterback candidate Cam Daugherty, already established as a varsity basketball and baseball standout after his freshman year. Now, Orrville grad Tom Bolyard was a freakish athlete I’ve not seen in these parts since he graduated in the 80s, and I’d hate to start the hype machine for Daugherty. He’s not in Bolyard’s class … but if you’re even close, that’s a special level.
Consider the machine started … and I can’t imagine how excited new WHS offensive coordinator Nolan Wickard must be, particularly with some of the skill players he’ll have to go around Daugherty. It’ll be a much more interested — and warmer, I hope — crowd at Follis Field when the regular season starts.