Practice Insight: Bye-Week


Article by Tom Green

During the bye-week in the Highland Academy Community League all six teams participated in a final combined practice session. Around 30 players were at the practice which was separated into size categories for the limited contact drills and then into teams for the scrimmages at the end of the session. The weather was a mixture of sunshine and rain but there was a lot of effort shown by the players not to get distracted by it.

Drills included a side line tackle drill, trap the rabbit drill and basic paired tackling drill. Ball carrying was identified as a week point in the first two weeks of games so this also had a focus later in the practice.  After contact drills the teams took part in scrimmages with the other HACL teams and the Black Isle Stags.

There are two players who stood out throughout the practice for their individual efforts. The first of which is Black Isle Stags player Steven Oag who worked hard throughout the day and was very impressive during the drills and during scrimmage. Steven has also been a menace to offenses in the HACL during the development games and is not to be under estimated.

The second of the players which stood out for me was Jerome Hall from the IRA Sharks. Throughout the day he showed consistency and determination in both the drills and the scrimmage. He has been doing it throughout all of the combined practice sessions.

Hopefully the second half of the season will be as entertaining as the first half was.

Team Played Wins Losses Ties For Against Percentage
Culloden Academy Raptors 4 4 0 0 121 18 1.000
Millburn Academy Eagles 4 3 1 0 100 38 0.750
Charleston Academy Knights 5 2 3 0 79 117 0.400
Inverness High School Predators 4 1 3 0 87 91 0.250
Inverness Royal Academy Sharks 3 0 3 0 6 129 0.000

Black Isle Stags 1/1/0

Article by Tom Green



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