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Insider: Lobos hit the field for fall practice

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Hayden Henry

By Hayden Henry
Aug. 8, 2016 at 10:22 p.m.
Updated Aug. 8, 2016 at 10:22 p.m.

2017 QB Gaylon Wiley

The Lobos had to wait a little bit longer for football to return on Monday.

A few minutes after hitting the practice field, weather in the area forced the team into the turf room, where the wait game began.

After nearly an hour, practice finally began inside Lobo Stadium.

Typical of the first day, there was some rust but as the practice moved along, things became more fluid. 

"We'll have most of out installation of our offense and defense in place by Friday when the pads come on," head coach John King said. "That's the biggest thing over these next three days in shorts in helmets -- installation. Everyone is excited to get the pads on Friday but the big thing is that when that comes, we go out there and execute what we've been working on in the spring and early on this week."

210 total reported to practice on Monday, including 67 freshmen.


  • The biggest standout from Monday -- and an area of dire importance -- was the wide receiver groups. QB Gaylon Wiley turned in a solid day as the No. 1 QB and enjoyed a host of receivers -- King said 25 in the varsity/JV group. Eric Timberlake, Tavion Shaw and sophomore Kamden Perry (last catch in video below) all stood out, among others, in the large group.

  • Teaching was the name of the game on the defensive front and Friday will be tell the tale in that area.

Kendall Starling makes the move to center. The Lobo offensive line consisted of LT Billy Taylor, LG Gavin Roberts (sophomore), C Starling, RG Cameron Quinney, RT Levondrick George

2018 CB Roshodrick Harmon

2017 LB Ja'Quavion Faggans

2019 OL Marcus Williams

2017 RB D'Crayvan Polk and 2019 RB Jessie Anderson (right)


Photos by yours truly. See Tuesday's News-Journal for the better photos from our professional photographers.



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