LAURINBURG — Scotland High School athletics will resume practices on Monday following the NCHSAA’s first mandatory dead period.
The Scotland High School football team will start lifting bright and early Monday at 7:15 a.m., followed by practice at 10 a.m. Then on Tuesday, the Fighting Scots will travel to Pinecrest High School to participate in 7-on-7 drills with other area high schools. The drills are designed to showcase skill positions, particularly wide receivers and cornerbacks.
The team will also host 7-on-7 drills on Wednesday, July 13 at 6 p.m., that morning the team is scheduled to participate in team competition. Thursday will be the final day of practice for coach Bailey and the football team before next week’s second mandatory NCHSAA dead period — July 18 through July 22.
The high school volleyball team will also hold practices next week, starting on Thursday, July 14 at 6 p.m. The four other fall sports — cross country, boy’s soccer, girl’s golf and girl’s tennis — will also be practicing as they prepare for the upcoming 2016 season.
Along with honing and learning new skills, athletes and coaches will also be battling the heat, as the temperatures are predicted to remain in the mid to upper 90s all next week.