• Centennial opened football drills Monday morning.  BURLESON STAR/RICKY MOORE

Spartans show good retention from spring

Centennial football coach Kyle Geller proclaimed the Spartans first day of fall drills a success.

Even though it was a little hot Monday morning and some players cramped up, the practice went well, Geller said.

“Retention from spring ball was high,” Geller said. “We’ve had a really good first practices this last few years and this one was right up there. I like our attitude.”

Centennial is coming off its best season ever. The Spartans won two playoff games, went 9-4 and finished with a district mark of 5-2.

Helmets, shorts and shirts and no contact will be the uniform of day until Friday when the Spartans can go full pads and full contact. Though Geller said he won’t have too many contact drills for fear of getting someone hurt.

The Spartans lone scrimmage against Mansfield Legacy at home of Aug. 19.

Geller worked mostly with the offensive units on Monday. He said he liked what he saw from the linemen and was pleased to have four quarterbacks to go through drills.

Centennial’s third “Meet the Spartans” night begins Friday at 5:30 p.m. at Centennial’s stadium. The presentation of teams, cheerleader, Sparklers and the Regiment starts at 7 p.m.

“It’s a fun deal,” Geller said. “Everyone enjoys buying things from the booth and other things. One year they had a dunking booth and my daughter dunked me. She felt bad about it too, afterwards. I told her not to feel bad about it.”

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Centennial opened football drills Monday morning.  BURLESON STAR/RICKY MOORE