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Updated: 07/29/2013 02:36:07PM

Highlander football conditions for season

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PHOTO BY ROBERT BLANCHARD

Teammates John Jones (l) and Travon Jamerson (r) run laps during Highlander Football’s summer conditioning and training session recently at Lake Wales High School.

PHOTO BY ROBERT BLANCHARD

Players run laps under the watchful eye of Coach Sam Billante as they warm up.

PHOTO BY ROBERT BLANCHARD

Fifteen-year-old Robert Kelton stands ready to help as he spots for John Jones, 14, during Highlander Football’s summer conditioning and training session on Tuesday at Lake Wales High School. Jones is working his legs by doing “squats” while holding over 100 lbs. across his shoulders.

PHOTO BY ROBERT BLANCHARD

Corey Merriweather leans over as he gets ready to lift 250 lbs. straight up to his waist. Teammate Will Reichert, on the far right, is performing the same exercise with a different set of weights. Jacob Tomlin stands in the middle as he waits for his turn.

PHOTO BY ROBERT BLANCHARD

Cameron Reith watches as Zuriel Baker works his lower body as the Highlanders get into shape for the upcoming football season.

PHOTO BY ROBERT BLANCHARD

Coach Sam Billante “spots” for Senior Corey Merriweather as he helps Merriweather return the weights back onto the rack after a set of exercises.

PHOTO BY ROBERT BLANCHARD

With a snap and a pull, Coach Sam Billante seamlessly draws about 160 lbs. to his waist as he demonstrates how to properly lift.

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