THS Athletes Prepare For Upcoming Seasons
July 2, 2020
A very strange COVID spring has turned into a strange summer for coaches and student athletes across the state of Oklahoma. With no guidance from the Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association, each school across the state was left to determine its own COVID restrictions and protocol for summer sports activities.
And the schools, including Tecumseh, have done just that. The Countywide & Sun spoke with Savage head football coach Ty Bullock about his team's summer activities and the Summer Pride program. The Summer Pride program is a weightlifting and workout program open to all Tecumseh High School athletes.
"Honestly, it's been a lot better than I thought," Coach Bullock said when talking about the participation of his football players, "We had 86 players show up the first day and we've averaged anywhere from the high 70s to the low 80s so far.
"We have certain protocols to enter the building and they have to get there about 20 minutes early to take care of that. The kids were really chomping at the bit to get back to work, to get back to doing something.
"After three months off, these guys needed to get back into shape," said Bullock. "We've got a really good group of kids, some really good-looking kids. We've got a good core group of kids here every day. They're excited about being here and working and getting it done."
Coach Bullock was quick to give credit to the administration for their leadership during this crisis. "I appreciate the decisions made and protocols set for us by Mr. Wilsie (Tecumseh Superintendent) and Coach Shafer (Athletic Director) to allowed us to be here working to get ready for the season."