Falcons look to keep players healthy

On an average high school football team, there are around 55 players. However, for the Falcons in Chalmers, they only have 27 people on their roster this year.

Posted: Jul 29, 2021 8:53 PM
Updated: Jul 29, 2021 9:33 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — On an average high school football team, there are around 55 players. However, for the Falcons in Chalmers, they only have 27 people on their roster this year.

Coming off a 5-4 season the Falcons are led by Head coach Troy Burgess.

The team is hoping to improve its overall record and make a championship run.

However, Burgess said there’s another thing he’s more concerned about.

That concern comes from making sure players stay healthy, and keeping injuries off the field.

Burgess said, “Football is football in regards to what level and how many kids you have. The difference here is like I said we have to make sure we are conscious about keeping our kids healthy, keeping them in shape, being able to play for 10, 11, hopefully, 12 weeks. ”

Burgess told Sports 18 because he only has 27 players, everyone is playing both sides of the ball at all times.

Keeping the team in the best shape possible is how Burgess hopes to keep the falcons playing long into the season.

That’s why the Falcons underwent a grueling summer workout session focusing on conditioning and strength training.

Quarterback and Linebacker Kaleb Wagner said sometimes training hasn’t been the most fun, but he knows this is what will help his team playing till the last whistle blows

Wagner said, “We gotta make it through the fourth quarter of every game so summer conditioning is probably the most important to us because we’re a very small team and every person counts.”

Burgess said he’s proud of everyone on his team and how well they’ve trained so far.

Burgess said he, and his players, are looking forward to the season opener on Saturday, August 27th against Northwhite.

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