Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Rocket football camp news

The biggest news out of Rocket football camp this week is who's not there.

When two-a-days started this week, absent was senior tailback Jeramie Sorina. A week earlier, Sorina had been timed at 4.4 in the 40 during the annual Ironman competition, but he has been a no show this week.

Also missing are returning starters Alex Wood and Alex Fritts. Wood, a star baseball player, has opted to stick to the diamond and give up football. It's not clear why Fritts, a junior, did not return. Senior Seth Keene also chose not play football this year.

Otherwise, the Rockets have 32 players in camp, including a couple of good looking freshmen. Coach Al Starnes says everyone in camp is working hard. Starnes said he does not expect Sorina or any of the others to rejoin the team at this point.

Rodney Robertson, a senior tailback, won the Ironman competition for the third straight year.