LOREAUVILLE —It’s a staple of summer football workouts, the 7-on-7 contests that allow the quarterback and receivers to work on timing while being defended by live bodies instead of air.
Tuesday morning, the first of three 7-on-7 practices held at Loreauville featured the host Tigers, along with Catholic High and Highland Baptist, the first practices held under new head coach Rick Hutson.
“I thought we got a lot out of it,” Hutson said. “We didn’t have a spring practice so this was the first chance I got to see them against outside competition.
“I was pleased with how we looked today.”
The long-time NISH coach, who retired from the public school systerm earlier this year, really doesn’t put a lot of stock into 7-on-7’s but he does agree that you can get some good information on your team from participating in them.
“To say that we used it to know what we’re going to look like when we have 11-on-11’s, no,” Hutson said. “But it can give you a good idea of how your players are adjusting to playing in the offense.”
The 7-on-7 series continues against next week with the same three schools and the addition of Breaux Bridge, coached by former NISH assistant coach Chad Pourciau.
The 2019 regular season in football kicks off the first week of Sept.