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August 14, 2012

Photo Gallery, Story: High school football kicks off with opening of camp

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NEW CASTLE — WILMINGTON

Greyhounds coach Terry Verrelli was pleased with the 50 players that came out. Last year, Wilmington had 52 on the first day.

“I’m happy with that number,” Verrelli said of the 50 players. “If we’re in the high 40s, that’s pretty normal.

“Last year was a little above normal and so is this year.”

Verrelli noted the ability of the players that arrived for the first day of practice.

“I think we have a lot of quality,” Verrelli said. “We’re young; we lost most of the starters from last year’s team.

“The younger ones will have to step up and take their place now.”

The Greyhounds kept things pretty standard in the early stages of the preseason.

“We worked on the basic fundamentals,” Verrelli said. “The coaches can find out who belongs and where.

“We really liked what we saw. It’s not so much the running of the plays that’s important, it’s more important finding out the level a kid is at and their aggressiveness.”

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