Bulldogs get started on 2014 season;
Please click on photo of Coach Cecil for short video
Coming off a solid 8-4 season last year, Cecil returns some of the mainstays from last season and has what some call a “soft” schedule.
The Dawgs will play four of their first five games on the road but finish the season with three straight games at the friendly confines of Luke Varney, Jr. Stadium in Louisa.
Longtime football man Eddie Michael, who has been a coach, principal and superintendent and has a son, Jason, serving as offensive coordinator for the Tennessee Titans this season, said he figures LCHS at 8-2 or 9-1 in regular season play.
“A lot of the teams on the schedule are down a bit this year and with the linemen and backs I’ve seen so far in practice, it looks like the Bulldogs can beat every one of their opponents with the possible exception of perennial power Belfry,” Michael said earlier this week.
Coach Cecil, now in his 3rd year, will conduct media interviews on the first day of school August 4 and also have picture day, he said. He wanted to reserve comments until then.
Here’s the 2014 schedule and click on the photo to see a short video of the first day of practice (no pads) this season.
Lazer video by Elizabeth Moore
High School Football season has officially begun;
By Elizabeth Moore
Lawrence County High School Football season has officially began. Bulldogs hit the field for the first time on July 14th for conditioning.The Bulldogs are coming off an 8-4 season for 2013 where they lost in the second round of Class 3A playoffs to the Belfry Pirates.
The Bulldogs have a new signal caller this year.
Junior Grant Kiser is expected to step into the leadership role with Morgan O’Brian at tailback. The Bulldogs look as tho they have returned a healthy and experienced team.
Coach Cecil had 63 out for the first official practice.The Bulldogs have also competed in two 7 on 7 practices in the past few weeks at Raceland and Russell.
According to the KHSAA website there are several new changes made in reference to preseason practice. The preseason has been restructured as follows:
During the period beginning from July 10 through July 31, member schools may participate in non-contact simulations (i.e. 7 on 7) and such participation does not count against scrimmage limitations provided that the first practice in full pads has not been conducted.
The school issued helmet may be used during these activities, but no other equipment included in NFHS Rule 1-5 may be issued prior to the dates detailed in subsection (a)(2) of this section. The KHSAA catastrophic insurance is not in effect for these simulations if other schools are involved;
The remainder of the gear specified in NFHS Rule 1-5 can be issued and practice in pads can begin no earlier than August 1 or the week day following the completion of the required three (3) days of practice in helmets and shoulder pads if such date is after August 1.
The total practice time on any day where only one contact practice is conducted shall not exceed three (3) hours. Meetings, film study, water breaks, rest breaks and injury treatment shall not count against the five hour limits. Weight training, voluntary conditioning and teaching period/walk through simulations without equipment shall not count against the five hour limit provided the three-hour break required for cool down is conducted prior to the additional activity following the contact practice.
After the opening day of the school year, a school shall not conduct multiple on-field practice sessions in pads (e.g., two-a-days or three-a-days) regardless of the school schedule.
All schools shall upon request, submit any required documentation to verify the proper execution of the practice regulations, including scrimmage, contact, and Heat/Humidity Measurement and Compliance Programs.
Stay tuned to The Levisa Lazer for more updates as we attend the LC Media day Monday.
2014 Bulldog Football schedule
Aug 22, Boyd County away 7:30 PM
Aug 29, Rowan County home 7:30 pm
Sep 5, Fairview away 7:30 PM
Sep 12, Breathitt County away 7:30 PM
Sep 19, East Carter away 7:30 PM
Sep 26, Raceland home 7:30 PM
Oct 3, Sheldon Clark away 7:30 PM
Oct 10, Pike County Central home 7:30 PM
Oct 17, Belfry home 7:30 PM
Oct 31, Prestonsburg home 7:30 PM