We were talking about the football practices back in the day and someone said back in the day, their team here in Guilford County used to practice at 5:30am because many of their players had to work in the tobacco fields and the early morning practice would be done by 6:15, they would go hard for 45 minutes and then the tobacco kids would go hit the fields and work the tobacco priming/pulling during the day and come back for football practice with another session starting that night at around 7:30pm….
So kids were practicing twice a-day and then pulling/priming tobacco during the day in-between football practices….
That sounds like a real load, especially if your practicing full at 5:30am and then at 7:30pm and working in tobacco all day…Maybe some were back up at the tobacco barn sorting or handing the tobacco to the ones stringing it or unloading the tobacco sleds or even stringing too, or putting it(tobacco) up in the barns….
Sounds like a load if you are hitting the football sled and the tobacco sled all in the same day….
Has anyone else heard of times like these and what schools would have been effected here?????
I am thinking Northwest Guilford, Northeast Guilford, Southeast Guilford and schools like that…
Some of the most interesting input I have seen….
A kid that might have been a pulling guard early in the morning and then he might have been pulling tobacco all day long before his evening practice….
*****Do you prefer the morning or afternoon/evening practices? I will take afternoon/evening over morning all day…Hard to get your body going right when you are still trying to wake up and by afternoon, you should be awake and ready to go….*****