The Lowry High School football squad kicked off its season with four days of NIAA required heat acclimation practices last week to get the boys used to the weather in preparation for the upcoming season.
“We have four days of practice in the heat without contact or pads," said LHS coach Taua Cabatbat. "We are going down to Pahrump to play this year and that is a warm area, so I am trying to get these kids as uncomfortable as possible without killing them. Just getting them out and running around is the bottom line. Some of these kids are not outside regularly in the heat of the day, and we will start our regular practices next week.”
Gratian Dawson is a returning senior who has played both sides of the ball for the Bucks in the past few seasons.
“I think this is going to be a good season,” Dawson said. “We have a lot of new talent coming up from the younger guys and we have some good returning players. I like playing defense because you really get to put the smack down on people. But, I also like playing on the offensive line, because you can block for your brothers and let them take the ball to the house.”
Lowry opens the season in Pahrump on Friday, Aug. 23 at 7 p.m.
Lowry travels to Sparks on Friday, Aug. 30 to begin Northern 3A play at 7 p.m.
The home opener for the Buckaroos will be against Spring Creek on Friday, Sept. 6 at 7 p.m.
Lowry is back home on Friday, Sept. 13, to face Fernley.
The Buckaroos are coming off a 6-6 2018 season and a playoff win over Elko.