- The countdown to the first high school football game hit 30 days Wednesday.
To celebrate, Hodag athletes hit the turf a little early for the Hodag Football Team Camp.
Rhinelander football saved its last four contact days for this camp.
Coaches said they have the boys setting different offensive and defensive schemes and are trying to put them back into their football mentality.
This camp allows for the boys to compete for positions on and off the field.
"The first couple of days have been really good," said Rhinelander head football coach Chris Ferge. "We've had very high attendance, and coaches have been volunteering their time. Our kids have been having a lot fun. This is definitely the time where we all get together and get to be a team and see what we have at different positions."
Ferge said after his camp he hopes his players are ready to compete and come together with one common goal: to be a team.
"Tuesday was better than Monday, and Wednesday has to be better than Tuesday," Ferge said. "That's kind of the situation we are looking for from our kids. They are picking up things. They have a good attitude and a lot of energy."
The team will hit the weights Thursday for the last day of camp.
The first official day of practice is August 1.