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High School Insider: High school football coaches discuss offseason training

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Posted at 10:25 AM, Jun 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-03 10:28:16-04
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High school football offseason conditioning made a triumphant return to the Cincinnati area last week.

Multiple area programs took the field as the Ohio High School Athletic Association and Ohio governor's office allowed the contact period to begin May 26 for individual skills and physical training workouts during the COVID-19 pandemic.

High school coaches and players welcomed the opportunity to work out with safety protocols in place as a team.

"It was great," Wyoming coach Aaron Hancock said. "We've been talking (to) our support staff, as far as our strength and conditioning coaches, our AD, Jan Wilking, we've been talking to all kinds of coaches. Everyone is on the same page."

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Elder football coach Doug Ramsey was pleased with the Panthers' approach last week. Elder, the 2019 Division I state runner-up, was eager to return to The Pit.

"For our guys I think it's made them a little bit hungrier," Ramsey said. "We had a really good turnout on Wednesday. A few guys were out of town, but I think our guys are really excited."

Ramsey and Hancock joined the WCPO High School Insider to discuss the first week of individual skills and physical training during this COVID-19 pandemic as the state continues to move forward with its reopening plan.

Hancock also discussed University of Cincinnati freshman quarterback Evan Prater, a 2020 Wyoming graduate, who was named the MaxPreps Ohio male athlete of the year last week.

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