By Tim O’Malley
Yorktown Independent School District is known as the Black and Gold and it was not until recent events that the “Gold Ts” (7th and 8th grader wearing gold t-shirts) filled in nearly half the space of the weight room after school.
Yorktown athletic director Ty Robinson said, “All really good programs have an after school program for athletics. You can’t get the work done during regular hours. This program has grown into it’s own thing.”
The after school program is strength and conditioning. It began when coach Robinson came into the district and saw that his football players were not very big or very strong. After talking with his coaching staff, they came up with a plan.
“We can’t control if we don’t get great talent, size or speed. The only thing we can control is how hard we work. [From what I have seen here] no one will outwork Yorktown,” said Robinson.