By Greg Ford
The last three years have been good ones for Sachse football.
Over that period, the Mustangs have made the playoffs twice, 2012 and 2013, and then barely missed doing so last year.
Head coach Mark Behrens would like to make another postseason voyage in 2015, and the first steps toward doing that take place this Monday morning, when Sachse, along with many other schools in Texas, hits the practice field.
In Sachse’s case, that begins a series of workouts designed to prepare them for the Aug. 28 opener at Williams Stadium against Wylie. Part of the practice sessions include an Aug. 21 scrimmage at L. V. Berkner.
“We want to work hard on the fundamental stuff and non-contact things that you might not (be able to) when you get the pads on,” Behrens said. “You can still evaluate some stuff; catching the ball is catching the ball, whether you’ve got pads on or not. It is a little tougher defensively than offensively, because you are limited with the number of things you can do.”
The first few days also will be key to getting the Mustangs in football shape. The team will be in full pads Friday, and there will be a series of intersquad scrimmages on Saturday, Aug. 15.
“You have to play and work your way into football condition,” Behrens said. “And you have to really monitor, as a staff, where you are on your legs, because starting and stopping is what you are doing more of than in your conditioning programs.”