Spring practice is as much a part of a high school football program as playing the games on Friday nights in the fall. Normally there is not a day gone by players from virtually every school in the state are going through the rigors of preparing for the upcoming season. That was not the case this year due to the Coronavirus epidemic that not only forced cancellation of all spring athletic activities but caused every school across the state to be shuttered.
Happy days will be here again for prep football coaches, including Jonesboro-Hodge head man Terrance Blankenship as LHSAA executive director Eddie Bodine has announced that schools can begin summer activities and practices on June 8th.
“To say that our staff is eager to get back on the field with the guys is an understatement,” said Blankenship. “In all my years of coaching I have never had to go so long without being able to work with the kids. We know that we have a lot of hard work ahead of us to get caught up but we are looking forward to it.”