Hard work ahead for Harper's gridiron team


If practice makes perfect, then the 2017 varsity football campaign at Harper could prove to be quite successful.

As one can tell, optimism runs high as the practice season opens.

“We talk to our kids about establishing our mindset like a switch,” Longhorns head coach Dusty Gibbs said. “We want to flip that switch on for very intense, competitive practices, but also be able flip the switch to a very family atmosphere off the field. We want to play fast. It has to be fun as well.”

Like most high schools in Texas, the official Harper practice sessions began earlier this week (Monday, Aug. 7, to be exact).

“Our first four days of non-padded practices we want to establish a great base of strength and conditioning along will fundamental play,” Gibbs said, adding that “we also want to establish our foundation expectations for the season.”

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