High school football teams endure soggy start to the week in preparation of 2015 season

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MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) - If you think this recent wet weather drove you crazy, try being a high school football coach.

"It's been tough," said J.O. Johnson head coach Harold Wells.

With the 2015 season on the horizon, many teams were forced to practice inside this week.

"We didn't let the rain stop us, we went in the gym," said J.O. Johnson Wide Receiver Taryon Baker. "We're still putting in the same work that we put in outside and we're just getting ready for the regular season."

The Jaguars managed to get in a walk-through under an overcast sky on Thursday, but they were still feeling weather weary.

"We really couldn't get into any of our passing schemes this week," said Wells. "We basically took care of the run and today it kind of showed. In our walk-through, our passing game was not as sharp as we thought it should be."

The Jaguars weren't the only frustrated footballer.

James Clemens coaches spent Thursday covering the field at Madison City Schools Stadium. The Jets had to postpone their scrimmage against East Limestone until Friday because of poor field conditions.

Despite this soggy setup, most teams were able to squeeze in field time this week before the official kickoff of the 2015 high school football season.

"We've had a lot of great days," said Wells.

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