Pine River players continue to learn new offense

camp: Pine River football players go through a set of drills last week. (Herald Review/John Raffel)
camp: Pine River football players go through a set of drills last week. (Herald Review/John Raffel)

LEROY — Pine River’s three-day high school football camp came to an end last Wednesday and senior Kyle Nixon is ready for some football.

The Bucks, like other high school teams across the state, will start their official practice season next Monday.

Nixon plays slotback and receiver.

On Wednesdays, Nixon and his teammates were preparing to learn the team’s new offense from new coach Terry Martin.

“We’ve learned quite a bit about the veer,” Nixon said. “We’re getting better every day.”

Timing is the key behind learning the option, Nixon acknowledged.

“It’s a whole new offense,” he said. “Most everybody has never done this before. We’re catching on.”

Everyone needs to be on the same page, which, Nixon said, makes it important for more players to be at summer workouts.

Nixon is confident the new Bucks offense can be very effective once it kicks into high gear.

Brandon Fulks will be a junior slotback for the Bucks and is returning for another varsity season.

“We’re catching on pretty well,” Fulks said of the Bucks offense. “The first night, we fumbled a lot, the second night we didn’t fumble any, I don’t think. It will give us so many options to have people score, I guess.”

He’ll be a corner on defense and said the camps have centered on schemes.

Being at the camp will help those players in learning the new offense.

Jeffery Gross is a fullback in his junior season on the varsity.

“We’ve caught on pretty good but we still have lot to learn about it,” he said of the option.