Lewis County attaches shoulder pads for the first time this season



WESTON, W.Va. – Friday was a big day for the state’s high school football teams.

After a lot of teaching and installation during the first four days of camp this week, something else was added to the mix: the shoulder pads.

Friday marked the first day of shoulder pads during the preseason training period.

It certainly looks like football season has arrived when the epaulettes go under the training uniforms.

Lewis County High School footballers were able to wear theirs twice today, as the Minutemen ran twice a day on this memorable Friday of the high school football preseason.

“Everything changes once you put the protections on and then when we have contact next week that will change again,” Lewis County head coach Dustin Cogar said. “Then when we have that first scrum, that’s going to change. So everything will just change, and things will flow. Children will rise, they will stay in the middle, or they will adapt. That’s what’s cool about this sport.

Lewis County is a team that will feel different this year, for those who follow the sport. The Minutemen have secured a large number of starters three and four years after last season.

But Cogar loves the knowledge and experience he brings back for this year.

The 12 Sports high school football previews start airing on Tuesday, August 10.


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