The use of drones in high school football has been off limits for more than a year, but they’re still in high demand on the practice field.
As noted by the Dallas Morning-News, drones continued to be a hot item in spring practices across area football programs. The Morning-News cites traditional powers Cedar Hill, DeSoto and Grapevine as new converts to the high school drone game. And while they may not be using drones in games anytime soon, the likes of Cedar Hill coach Joey McGuire said that his program was already reaping the benefits of using drones as a preparatory tool.
“Our quarterback coach loves it because it gives him a view with the quarterbacks,” McGuire told the Morning-News. “He’ll call the play and see if they’re going through their progression. The drone gives you that. I mean that’s why everybody loves the end zone view. The drone gives you that but a little bit closer at a little bit better angle
“We really do want above the quarterback at good angle. We don’t want it to be an unrealistic view of what the quarterback is seeing.”
If a drone allows for viewing a quarterback at a much more educational and interactive level, there’s every reason for other schools to continue to flock to the party, even if it doesn’t help them during the heat of gameday pressure.