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Hallsville football looks to fill big shoes; summer workouts continue

HALLSVILLE, Mo. (KMIZ)

There are some big shoes to fill on the Hallsville football team, as the Indians graduated a standout group of seniors following the end of the 2021-22 school year.

As summer workouts continued on Monday, head coach Justin Conyers said he is going to put the pressure on his new group of guys to see what they can handle.

"I think that's the fun part of it, once again, is just kind of throwing them in the fire a little bit and seeing if they are going to sink or swim," he said. "They've done a nice job."

You can watch the full interview with Conyers in the video player below.

https://youtu.be/Jo7aLzIp4rA

Former Indians quarterback Tyger Cobb, left his mark on the team, along with fellow graduates A.J Austene and Trenton Hobbs. Cobb finished the 2021 season with a total of 28 rushing and 18 passing touchdowns. He is now continuing his career the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.

"That's what you want for your guys," Conyers said. "You want for them to be able to have success in high school, to be able to win some football games, but then to obviously have the opportunity to play at the next level if that's what they want to do."

Conyers added that Cobb stopped by one of the Indians' summer practices and was impressed with what he saw.

"He just said he was really surprised at where we were and how far along we were this early in the season, so it feels good whenever a veteran guy like that comes back and he can see we're kind of right where we were last year," he said.

Conyers said he will also be keeping the same goal that he has year after year.

"One week at a time," he said. "Right now our focus, honestly, is week one. Palmyra is a tough opponent in week one."

Hallsville will open up the season against Palmyra at home on August 26 at 7:00 p.m.

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