Midland Texas Leadership Charter Academy is entering its first season with a football program.
While the Eagles are dealing with the same circumstances every other high school team is being forced to deal with during the pandemic, the team (along with being a first-year program) is also dealing with a couple of unique hurdles.
Midland TLCA is currently without a field, and practicing at a park near the school.
“We don’t know where all the lines are and the markers so it’s going to be different,” said sophomore Dylan Krause.
The Eagles will also play all of their games on the road, aside from one. Midland TLCA will host a “home game” at another field in town. But they are looking on the bright side of things.
“The traveling’s going to be fun. It’s just going to be some new experiences,” said junior Jeremiah Williams.
Head coach Brannon Ellisor said he thinks that positive attitude will be one of the team’s biggest strengths this season.
“They’re all excited. You know some of them have never played football. Some of them have never played since the fifth grade or sixth grade. So I think they’re all kind of hungry to just play football again,” he said.
Ellisor said right now the team is mainly working on fundamentals.
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