Eagles block out distractions in spring ball

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The Abilene High Eagles finally held their first spring practice today. The Eagles dealing with the distraction of the resignation of head coach Del Van Cox, but they are concentrating on getting work done. 

It’s spring, and after a rained out Wednesday, the Abilene High Eagles are back on the field to begin their 2019 campaign.

“It was nice to finally get back out and do what we know and do what we love to do, and that for the kids is playing football, and for the coaches is to coach football,” defensive coordinator Mike Fullen said. 

The Eagles have a few more question marks to deal with during spring practice this year, the biggest being the lack of a head coach after Del Van Cox left on Monday to become the assistant Athletic Director at AISD. With that being a glaring distraction, the Abilene High coaches are determined to keep the players focused on practice.

“We kind of said, this ship is still sailing, we just ported and Coach Cox got off and we’re keeping on going. Keep on rowing,” Fullen said. “That’s one thing that the kids did an extremely good job of is staying focused. We reassured them that we’re staying the course.”

After starting the 2018 season 5-1, Abilene High ended with a 5-5 record that kept them out of the playoffs for the second straight year. They’re looking to end their two year playoff hiatus this season, and it all starts in spring ball.

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