Prairie View broke camp last week and will begin summer strength and conditioning Monday, June 4.
Coach Reagan Morrison was encouraged by the Spartans' camp.
“I thought we had a good good spring,” Morrison said. “I thought the attitude was good.”
?Numbers remain a concern as the Spartans broke camp with 20 players.
“Hopefully, we'll pick up a few more over the summer,” Morrison said. “We had a couple of guys come out that helped us last year.”
Two-way lineman Cooper Brown was a key contributor for the Spartans in his first season of varsity football last year.
Another first-year player last season, Evan Bordelon provided some much-needed depth at wide receiver and defensive back. Morrison is expecting a productive 2012 season from Bordelon.
“Last year, Evan hadn't played in a while,” Morrison said. “He's a little more comfortable out there this year. He's a good athlete who played basketball for a couple of years. He has good hands. He's hit the weight room pretty hard, which should help him also.”
Brown and Bordelon are joined by Garrett Laird, Josh Daigle, Andrew Jenkins, Kory McLarrin and Austin McDonald in the Spartans' senior class.
As they seek to improve upon last year's 2-8 mark, the next step for the Spartans is to attack the summer program.
“We had a good spring,” Morrison said. “If we can carry that over to the summer, we'll be ready to go come August.”
Morrison is confident that the Spartans will have good participation in the summer workouts.
“I look for the seniors to make that a priority,” Morrison said.
Morrison says plans for an Aug. 10 jamboree have yet to be finalized. Prairie View opens the regular season Friday, Aug. 17 at Claiborne Academy.