One of the toughest parts of spring football drills to overcome is the grind and monotony of it all.

There’s practice after practice after practice without a Friday game or even an opponent to look forward to.

Well, after about a month of football practices, the Alice program has a game to play. The Coyotes are playing in a spring football game Thursday in Memorial Stadium. Game time is 6:15 p.m.

Alice coach Kyle Atwood said the game offers the program a chance to compete and show off where it’s at leading into the summer.

“In my opinion, the spring game is something for our kids to look forward to,” he said. “For weeks we’ve been practicing and preparing for different offenses and defensive, but it’s like practicing with nothing to practice for.”

The spring game will include a scrimmage format followed by game situation play featuring Alice’s varsity and junior varsity teams.

“We’re going to be able to get some kids on film in some game situations and in positions and we’ll be able to see our starters and role players and tell a little bit about them.”

The spring game is also a showcase of sorts. At 5 p.m., eighth-grade linemen are participating in a lineman challenge in the stadium. That will be followed by a 7-on-7 game featuring eighth graders. The high school programs spring game follows.