Huntingdon welcomes more than 140 football players for preseason

Huntingdon head coach Mike Turk welcomes back seniors Chase Young (center) and Otis Porter (right) for the start of preseason camp. More than 140 players reported on Tuesday.
Huntingdon head coach Mike Turk welcomes back seniors Chase Young (center) and Otis Porter (right) for the start of preseason camp. More than 140 players reported on Tuesday.

MONTGOMERY, Ala.  – Huntingdon head coach Mike Turk and his staff welcomed more than 140 football players to campus on Tuesday for the start of preseason camp.           

The three-time defending USA South Athletic Conference champions will begin preseason practice on Wednesday at 9 a.m. with a group that includes 76 returning players.

The Hawks will have 12 days of practice before classes begin on Aug. 20. Huntingdon opens the season at Guilford College on Sept. 1.

 

Head Coach Mike Turk on the players reporting: "There is always a lot to get done on this day so that we can move on and get to the field tomorrow. It is a pretty hectic day but tomorrow we can start focusing on football. The beauty of it is that for the next 10-12 days, all these guys have to worry about is football. We want to take advantage of this time and accomplish as much as we can."

Preseason practice schedule: The Hawks will practice at 9 a.m. each day from Wednesday through Saturday. Sunday's practice will be held in the afternoon. Practices are open to the public.   

Looking ahead: The football team is the first of six Huntingdon athletic teams scheduled to report for preseason practice. Men's and women's soccer, volleyball and men's and women's cross country report on Aug. 15.