Sparta hoping for bounce-back season in 2022

More than 90 Spartans were on the field for practice Wednesday morning as the Sparta High School football team prepares to bounce back after a 3-6 campaign in 2021. The team finished 7th in the Mississippi Valley Conference last season.

With just a couple of practices under their belt so far this season, the focus at camp has been conditioning, and making sure the guys are physically and mentally prepared for the grind of a full football season.

“I like the energy and enthusiasm,” Head Coach Adam Dow said. “They’re very disciplined. They come out here and give 100 percent, and that’s what I want to see all season long.”

“I like the hustle I’m seeing so far,” senior wide receiver Layden Ott added. “The leadership has improved a lot since last season.”

Sparta opens up its 2022 season at home against Baldwin-Woodville on Thursday, August 18th.