Texas football powerhouse Cedar Hill gets an edge by using a drone in practice

Texas football powerhouse Cedar Hill gets an edge by using a drone in practice

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Texas football powerhouse Cedar Hill gets an edge by using a drone in practice

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Cedar Hill is using a drone to help film its practices (Photo: Cedar Hill Athletics)

Cedar Hill is using a drone to help film its practices (Photo: Cedar Hill Athletics)

Cedar Hill’s football program, ranked No. 9 in the preseason Super 25, has a new observer at its ready, which it hopes will give the Longhorns an edge in the quest for a third straight state title. With the nickname of Maggie, Longhorns coach Joey McGuire is convinced that his team is now getting a perspective it’s never had before.

The reason is simple: Maggie is a drone, and Cedar Hill is finally getting to view it’s formations from 20 feet in the air.

Cedar Hill quarterback coach John Tomlinson said that the new video footage serves as an easy way for him to verify what he thinks he is seeing on the ground. It’s also a valuable teaching tool for other coaches on the staff, giving the Longhorns an edge as they kick off summer training camp.

As for Maggie, Tomlinson said the school spent between $400 and $600 to purchase the drone, an investment that already seems to be paying off.

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