BALDWIN  —  Baldwin High School players continue their busy summer schedule to get ready for the upcoming football season.

Practices start on Aug. 8.

Derrick Hossler will be a freshman, along with his twin brother, Dexter. He played middle school football.

“I’m really focusing on football,” Derrick said, adding that he’s especially zeroing in on defensive linebacker. He’s expecting tackling to be a main strength.

Hossler indicated he also might play receiver on offense.

He’s played baseball and basketball during the summer but has stayed busy with football.

“I’ve only missed one day so far because of a family event,” he said.

Hossler was at the players’ gathering last week when long-time varsity coach Doug Bolles announced that he was resigning. Earlier this week, Bolles announced he had accepted the head coaching job at Hesperia.

“I was shocked,” Hossler said. “I didn’t think he was going to go. I thought he was going to be there for my career. We just need to keep coming (to practices).”