CTK: Cougars working on the little things

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DRY PRONG (KALB) -- Freddie Hallman has been in the coaching profession for 38 years. Even so, every now and then, the Grant football coach will still see something on the football field that he hasn't seen before.

It was last season that the Cougars loss not one, but both of its quarterbacks to significant injuries in a scrimmage two weeks before the season even began. Not only did it cripple the offense, but affected the other side of the ball as well with both players also factoring in on defense due to low roster numbers.

Grant again having to deal with a smaller roster, dressing out just 27 players when fall camp opened up on Monday.

Hallman though finding the positives despite the lack of depth, noting that less players means more practice reps and one-on-one time with the Cougar coaching staff for those that do dress out. It is the little things like that where Hallman hopes his team can make strides in when going up against an always tough district 3-4A slate.

The Cougars open up the 2018 season at home on August 31 against Montgomery.