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“The kids have made a really great commitment so far this summer.”
Shaner added that it's typical for numbers to decline some as the hotter days of the summer arrive. Then as the school year gets closer and the team's camp starts the participation goes up again.
“My goal and my hope is that we stay consistent all summer and so far the kids have really shown that they've been committed and want to do that,” Shaner said.
There has been some inconsistency from the number of incoming freshmen players, but he said that some are getting adjusted to the high school sports routine.
“I really have to say what a great job most of them have done,” Shaner said. “They come in and do some things they haven't done, and it hurts to get out of bed for a couple of days. Now into week two a lot of those kids the soreness is kind of out them, and they're getting excited to come back and get stronger and keep working.”
Traditionally, the Rams hold a Meet the Team night in mid-August a week before their opening game.