Football practice for the Uvalde Coyotes got underway Monday.
New Uvalde High School head football coach R.T. Gonzales and his staff greeted 140 athletes.
The total included varsity, junior varsity and freshman players.
“That was our total Monday afternoon. I know we have been contacted by some other kids about joining practice. These youngsters were out of town because of previous commitments, so our numbers will likely increase,” Gonzales said.
Despite hot, humid weather conditions at the UHS practice complex, the Coyotes made it through the first day of practice.
“I thought our kids did a really good job of fighting through the heat,” Gonzales said. “We talked to them in the morning about giving 100 percent effort physically and mentally, and about being committed. For the most part, we witnessed that.”
This season, the Coyotes are striving for a two-platoon football system.
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