A summer passing league got underway for the high school football teams in Albany on Thursday.
Albany, Dougherty, Monroe and Westover competed in 7-on-7 play against each other. Each team gets twenty offensive plays against the opposing team's defense.
These games give coaches an opportunity to work in new starters, especially at quarterback. Young players learn how to read coverages, run routes, and defend new formations.
By the time the season rolls around, the Albany schools are well-acquainted.
"It's good for us to be able to see each other," said Monroe coach Charles Truitt. "But I tell the kids it's not a passing league state championship game. We have to get ready for the regular season."
The passing league will go on every Tuesday night until the middle of July.