After wearing only helmets and shorts and t-shirts during the first three days of practice, the Mexia football players put on their shoulder pads Thursday and Friday and were prepared to have an early Saturday morning workout in full pads.
ABOVE: Alexia Forge makes a face as she passes the ball during the first day of two-a-day practices for the Mexia volleyball team Monday afternoon. The Ladycats will jump into their season quickly at the end of this week, with scrimmages scheduled at Leon on Friday and at West on Saturday. Their first regular-season match is slated for Tuesday at Wortham.
RIGHT: Mexia football player Jacob Adams takes a hearty swig of Gatorade during a break in the team’s first practice of the fall Monday afternoon. With the heat index ranging close to triple digits, players stayed hydrated during the workout.
J.R. Deichler’s senior high school baseball season may have been cut short due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the Mexia Blackcat will get the chance to play in college.
ABOVE: Dorrian McFarland gets his football equipment at the Mexia field house Monday as Jacob Adams (right) waits his turn. Blackcat players will get their equipment throughout this week in preparation for the first day of fall practice Monday.