CBA begins training camp with midnight practice

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Christian Brothers Academy was the first high school team in the Capital Region to kick off training camp.

The team jogged onto the field at 12:01 a.m. Monday. The midnight practice was meant to be a team bonding experience as the Brothers camped out as a group after their workout was over.

Taking a closer look at the team, the offense and defense both returned more than half its starters. They’re coming off a 2-5 season where they missed out on the playoffs.

But between the continuity on both sides of the ball and Harvard-commit Max Jones stepping in at quarterback, head coach Joe Burke said the potential is there for the team to make a run. They’re also getting the season started with some added excitement under the lights.

“We’ll be a little cranky in the morning I’m sure when we have our next practice, but it is a great opportunity for the kids,” Burke said. “Great night here tonight so far.”

“I’m really excited about being out here under the lights,” Jones said. “It’s definitely nice for the older kids. It’s a good send off for our senior year. We’re excited to get started, and we know we just gotta keep working hard, and we’re looking towards Week One.”

The Brothers host Ballston Spa in Week One.

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