ABILENE, Texas - Spring football can play more of a teasing game with fans at times, allowing us a short and punctuated glance at what football season holds come August.
At Abilene High, fans will watch the Eagles battle for starting jobs at key positions when curtain goes up on the full show this Fall.
"We want to come out of this thing, 18 practices from now, feeling really good and two (positions) deep. We still may have some battles there, which would be great," head coach Steve Warren said.
Difference makers like Evin Abbey (QB), Marcel Porter (RB), Keevan Lucas (WR) and Nate Kittley (CB) exhausted their eligibility, leaving Warren with the task of reloading.
"We got three or four guys battling for one spot," he said.
One of the bright spots going into the fall lies with the defensive line, anchored by senior-to-be, Jake McMillon. The Texas Longhorn commit says this group is already showing signs of being quite close-knit.
"We're around each other all the time. I mean, chemistry grows. And then being out here. We're going to grow as a team through the spring and even more through next year," McMillon said.
Abilene High opens the 2013 regular season at home against Lewisville Hebron.