The two Shrine Football teams took to the practice fields for the first time on Monday at Castleton State College. The Vermont team practiced on the Castleton Rugby Field while the New Hampshire team worked out in Spartan Stadium.
Vermont Coach Jason Thomas from Burton & Burton Academy, said that his team this week will hold full work outs in the morning and evening and an hour and a half light workout in the afternoon. "We want to utilize the coolest time of day," he said, for any hitting."
NH Coach Ray Kershaw from Mascoma Valley said his team would go all out in the morning and afternoon with a light workout in the evening. He added, "The is a fabulous group of guys. It's really great to work with them.
The two teams will wind things up here on Friday morning and then bus to Hanover for final light workouts. Vermont will look to snap New Hampshire's 12 game Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl winning streak Saturday at 5:30 at Dartmouth's Memorial Field.
One of the players on the Vermont Roster, Spaulding's Jon Kilian, played last season for Head Coach and Spaulding alum David Ball. Ball recently signed with the Philadelphia Eagles as the 90th man on the roster. Kilian says he's excited for Ball and knew that he was going to get another chance with an NFL team. After going undrafted in 2007, Ball played with the Bears and Jets in the preseason, but never made the final roster.
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