Aviators ready for two-a-day practices


By Darrell Wacker - dwacker@civitasmedia.com



The Butler Aviator football team competed in a 7-on-7 scrimmage. Butler will open fall practice on Monday, Aug. 1.


Photos by Christine Grossman

The Butler Aviator football team competed in a 7-on-7 scrimmage. Butler will open fall practice on Monday, Aug. 1.


Photos by Christine Grossman

The Butler Aviator football team competed in a 7-on-7 scrimmage. Butler will open fall practice on Monday, Aug. 1.


Photos by Christine Grossman

The Butler Aviator football team competed in a 7-on-7 scrimmage. Butler will open fall practice on Monday, Aug. 1.


Photos by Christine Grossman

The Butler Aviator football team competed in a 7-on-7 scrimmage. Butler will open fall practice on Monday, Aug. 1.


Photos by Christine Grossman

VANDALIA — As the Butler Aviators prepare to begin football practice on Monday, the players and coaches are getting one last respite before the rigors of two-a-day practices begin.

Throughout July, the Aviators have been attending 7-on-7 tournaments to hone their offensive skills under new head coach Nathan Hyatt.

“It’s been a very good off season for us,” said Hyatt. “It’s been great to compete against other teams through 7-on-7. We have come a long way, but still have a long way to go!”

Last week Hyatt and his staff held a mom’s camp where they discussed strategy, rules, conditioning, and player health and injuries.

“When I was a high school player my mom and I had such a deep bond when it came to football,” said Hyatt. “My mother loved watching me play high school football. Many players have this same type of bonds with their moms. It was great to work with many of our team moms to gain more knowledge in the game of football. We even had some of the cheerleaders show up which will just strengthen our school spirit.”

The Aviators will formally open fall camp on August 1. Butler will scrimmage at Beavercreek on August 19 before opening the season at Massillon Perry on August 26.

Christine Grossman contributed to this story.

The Butler Aviator football team competed in a 7-on-7 scrimmage. Butler will open fall practice on Monday, Aug. 1.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2016/07/web1_328.jpgThe Butler Aviator football team competed in a 7-on-7 scrimmage. Butler will open fall practice on Monday, Aug. 1. Photos by Christine Grossman

The Butler Aviator football team competed in a 7-on-7 scrimmage. Butler will open fall practice on Monday, Aug. 1.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2016/07/web1_517.jpgThe Butler Aviator football team competed in a 7-on-7 scrimmage. Butler will open fall practice on Monday, Aug. 1. Photos by Christine Grossman

The Butler Aviator football team competed in a 7-on-7 scrimmage. Butler will open fall practice on Monday, Aug. 1.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2016/07/web1_710.jpgThe Butler Aviator football team competed in a 7-on-7 scrimmage. Butler will open fall practice on Monday, Aug. 1. Photos by Christine Grossman

The Butler Aviator football team competed in a 7-on-7 scrimmage. Butler will open fall practice on Monday, Aug. 1.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2016/07/web1_1091.jpgThe Butler Aviator football team competed in a 7-on-7 scrimmage. Butler will open fall practice on Monday, Aug. 1. Photos by Christine Grossman

The Butler Aviator football team competed in a 7-on-7 scrimmage. Butler will open fall practice on Monday, Aug. 1.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2016/07/web1_1103.jpgThe Butler Aviator football team competed in a 7-on-7 scrimmage. Butler will open fall practice on Monday, Aug. 1. Photos by Christine Grossman

By Darrell Wacker

dwacker@civitasmedia.com

Reach Darrell Wacker at 937-684-8983 or on Twitter @VandaliaDrummer.

Reach Darrell Wacker at 937-684-8983 or on Twitter @VandaliaDrummer.

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