The Prescott High School Curley Wolves continued their preparation for the up coming 2017 football season in offseason summer workouts in team camp sessions on the gridiron last week in Mineral Springs and at the own practice field in Prescott.

The Prescott High School Curley Wolves continued their preparation for the up coming 2017 football season in offseason summer workouts in team camp sessions on the gridiron last week in Mineral Springs and at the own practice field in Prescott.
For the second consecutive week of team camp last Thursday morning, the Curley Wolves welcomed back schools Lafayette County, Genoa Central, Spring Hill, Bismarck and another worthy state championship team of the 2016 Class 2A state champions Mt. Ida.
During camp, the Curley Wolves got to go head up against the reigning Class 2A state champs Mt. Ida Lions during a series of reps to test their offensive and defensive attacks. Although the summer camp workouts are just to keep football teams in sharp for conditioning purpose, it's also a key component for early preparation into the up coming fall season.
Prescott football head coach Tommy Poole with the Curley Wolves assistant coaches kept an intense mentality to urge their 3A state champs to battle hard against all camp opponents. Having a championship caliber program such as Mt. Ida to face during their team camp helps them stay ready to look ahead of all the teams that will bring the same intensity to the gridiron as they contend for back to back state titles in 2017.
Mt. Ida developed a similar resume as Prescott did for their 2016 championship season. The Lions topped a good Hampton Bulldog team in the 2A state finals football game at War Memorial back in December 2016. The Lions edged Hampton 27-26 to secure their programs second state championship to end a 10 year drought from winning their first title in 2007.
Mt. Ida finished the 2016 football season 14-1 overall and 6-1 in 7-2A Conference play. The Lions hold a history of conference titles with 10 for their program and 24 postseason appearances.
The Curley Wolves continue to keep their background of gridiron success progressing with 20 conference titles and 27 postseason appearances that includes five state titles to be well known as one of many traditionally accomplished high school football programs in the Natural State.
Poole believed Mt. Ida was a good physical test for his Curley Wolves to battle during offseason play in their team camp. Not only Mt. Ida, but Genoa Central and Lafayette County brought heavy competition play against the Curley Wolves during camp.
As a former head coach at Spring Hill, Poole is very familiar of Mt. Ida's success as a great football team. He was coaching in Spring Hill during the time the Lions captured their first state title back in 2007. Now have experienced the championship glory as the head coach in his hometown as a former Curley Wolf, Poole feels this season will be another big test for Curley Wolves under a strong unit of assistant coaches with the direction of offensive and defensive coordinators Brian Glass and Jason Patrick.
In Mineral Springs, the Curley Wolves took on teams Ashdown, Spring Hill, Horatio, Fouke and Mineral Springs.
"We have been focusing on getting lot of reps to lots of different players making sure young and new guys know what and how to do certain things; really using it as experience and coaching points unlike most 7 on 7 competition tournaments that you might would go to just to win," Poole said.
The Curley Wolves have hosted team camps every Thursday mornings this month to lead into August for fall practice. Schools such as Lafayette County, Bismarck, Genoa Central, Spring Hill, Mineral Springs, Ashdown and Prescott worked out in camp during 11-on-11 match-ups to test each others offenses and defensive schemes.  
This Thursday will conclude team camp workouts for the Curley Wolves with the Curley Cubs at the Prescott football practice field. Jr. high football action begins at 8 a.m. with senior high following around 10 a.m.