GREENVILLE – Greenville Senior High School has been holding summer football camp under the direction of second year head coach Bart Schmitz taking advantage of the 10 days permitted by the Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) guidelines.
“We are going to use 10 days here this summer and then a couple mornings we will come in and lift,” said Schmitz. “We are going to do what we have always done and we’ll utilize 10 days here in the month of July and then get ready for August.”
Coach Schmitz is pleased with the turnout of players for the upcoming 2020 high school football season while following COVID-19 guidelines.
“We have good numbers so far,” noted Schmitz. “I’m pleased with the effort with everything that has been going on. The kids have handled everything we have asked them to do really well.”
“There are just a lot of different things we are doing right now and everybody is adjusting and are flexible,” Schmitz added. “I’m excited to get this thing going.”
The Green Wave is coming off a successful 7-3 season, a season that had Greenville back competing in the Miami Valley League. Greenville saw many of its 2019 skilled position players move on due to graduate including starting quarterback Tyler Beyke.
“Looking for a big second year,” said Coach Schmitz. “It’s going to fun to watch how this team develops. It was fun to watch last year’s team develop and every year is a new year. We’ll have to figure out who is going to play where and who gives us the best chance to win and roll with it.”
Coach Schmitz was taking advantage of temperatures reaching into the mid 90’s to prepare the team for weather conditions that most often great players the first few regular games of the season.
“It always seems like week one when we have to get on a bus and go down to Eaton,” Schmitz stated. “It’s always hotter that all get-out out so this will be nothing but prepare us for what we are going to have to play in.”
Greenville athletic trainers, Alyse Grillot and Taylor James were on the turf at Greenville’s football stadium providing training services and liquids for the players and coaches.
PHOTO CAPTION: GHS football players work on agility training at summer camp workouts. (Gaylen Blosser photo)