By LARRY GAGE
Special to the PRESS
Senior Port Isabel Tarpon football players Ian Torres and Omar Silva are hitting the weight room at the high school hard this summer. They’re looking ahead to the first of next month when they, along with dozens of other varsity candidates, will report for the first official day of practice for the 2016 football season.
The two varsity veterans know the importance of advance preparation when it comes to their personal health and safety, as well as performance and effectiveness as players. Weeks and even months of intelligent planning and hard work can make a world of difference when it’s time to hit the practice field for the first time that season.
“We’ve been averaging about 28-30 kids a day,” football defensive coordinator and power lifting coach, Victor Rubalcaba said last Thursday. The weight room at the high school has been open Monday through Thursday during the summer, and at least one coach is in the weight room at all times when players are working out.
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