There is a new head Football Coach at Riverdale Academy. Although the first day of practice has not arrived yet, Guy Hathorne is busy at work. The new coach told The Journal he is getting everything organized and he is optimistic for a successful Rebel season.
The players come nearly every day to work out. Conditioning is a priority and because of the heat work-outs are usually held in the late afternoon. The players also decided to relocate their locker room and that meant a fresh coat of paint.
Coach Hathorn outlined the schedule for The Journal with his observations on each team’s strengths and weaknesses. He coached at Prentiss Academy prior to coming to Riverdale, and he is familiar with the teams Riverdale will face in 2019. Overall Hathorne expects the Rebels to do well in district play and perhaps beyond.
Hathorn said, “We’ll start with the Jamboree at ULM on August 17th. We play Briarfield at 2:45 and Tallulah at 3:10. We play fifteen minute quarters with a running clock. This will be our first chance to go against another team iin getting ready for the season.”
He was talking about the Third Annual Jam at the Grove MAIS Jamboree. Riverdale has tickets for $10. There will be 14 games in all on August 17th beginning at noon and running until after 6:15 pm. Hathorne said to call the school for ticket information.
The regular season begins with a trip to Bastrop to play Prairie View on August 23rd. The last game is October 25that home against Franklin Academy from Winnsboro, and it will be Senior Night.
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