Coaches trying to get by without Sawyer

Published 8:09 pm Wednesday, August 22, 2007

By By KEVIN TRAVIS, Sports Editor
As the Washington Pam Pack players and coaching staff headed to the practice field Tuesday, there was one glaring absence.
Head coach Sport Sawyer entrusted his confidence in his coaching staff while he recuperated from knee surgery, which was performed on him Tuesday. Defensive coordinator Jon Blank believes the head man will return as soon as possible.
As the Pam Pack (1-0) prepares for Friday’s home opener against the Tarboro Vikings (0-1) in the annual Victory Bell Bowl, Blank said he’s confident the assistants will be able to get the team ready.
Blank said the players may push themselves even harder because of Sawyer.
As for the Pack itself, Blank said the team is looking good.
The Pack will play in front of the home faithful Friday for the first time this season.