Organized team activities in preparation for 2016 high school football season began in earnest Monday, July 11 for Wilson County programs. Helmets are the only piece of equipment allowed as coaches try to acclimate their charges to the heat and humidity.
Watertown head coach Gavin Webster took his Purple Tigers (Wednesday, July 13) for a three-day stay in Clarksville to attend a Fellowship of Christian Athletes team camp at Austin Peay State University.
Watertown's skill players competed in 10 games of 7-on-7. The linemen participated in a "Tough Man Competition" while receiving instruction from assembled college staff and their own position coaches.
Mt. Juliet High's varsity is working out in the mornings between the hours of 7-10 a.m. while incoming freshmen work in the late afternoons.
Friendship Christian will travel to Gordonsville for a 7-on-7 scrimmage v. the Tigers Monday.
Wilson Central has scheduled workouts for 7-10 a.m. this week and held 7-on-7 scrimmages at Riverdale and at Creekwood last week.
Lebanon High is working out in the evenings at 6 p.m. The Blue Devils held "Picture Day" Saturday at Tribble Field / Watkins Stadium.
Kenny Sallis takes new job
LHS assistant coach Kenny Sallis has taken a job at LaVergne High, teaching in the physical education department. He will coach the secondary and will coordinate special teams in addition to working as an assistant athletic director.
Sallis, a 2005 LHS graduate, said making the move was, "a terribly hard decision to make.
"I love Lebanon High, but this was a great opportunity to get into P.E. and to begin to work in athletic administration. "I wasn't looking for a job, it came to me."
Sallis, who has taught Special Education at LHS, played receiver for the Blue Devils' 2004 team -- a squad that went 9-3. He played at Cumberland where he was an NAIA Academic All-American and was a senior on the MSC Eastern Division Champion squad that went 8-3.
At the varsity level, Sallis coached on both sides of the ball at Lebanon and is former head coach of the Blue Devil freshman program.