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Youngsters have fun learning about football
by Chuck Thompson
Jun 28, 2013 | 4222 views | 0 0 comments | 582 582 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Youngsters attending the annual Jones County youth football camp had an opportunity to take part in a football skills obstacle course that included hopping over dummies, rolling a red ball, backpedaling through cones, tackling a dummy, scooping up a fumble and sprinting to the goal line. They also played flag football and were timed in the 40-yard dash.
Youngsters attending the annual Jones County youth football camp had an opportunity to take part in a football skills obstacle course that included hopping over dummies, rolling a red ball, backpedaling through cones, tackling a dummy, scooping up a fumble and sprinting to the goal line. They also played flag football and were timed in the 40-yard dash.
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Ninety youngsters ages 5-14 took part in the annual youth football camp held at Jones County High School last week, learning basic skills and enjoying flag football games and other contests.

The camp was conducted by Gray Station Middle School coach Travis Lawson with the help of other coaches from the county’s middle school and high school staffs – Charles David, Travis Reese, Chris Martin and Clay Brindger.

“We had a great week,” Lawson said. “It was a good group of kids. They were focused and worked hard and learned a lot while having a lot of fun. We had some good athletes in the group.

“I’d like to thank (Jones County head football coach Dwight) Jones for coming to speak to the group, principal Chuck Gibson for letting us use the field, all the coaches who helped out, and our sponsors – Team Sports, Middle Georgia Vending and Taylor Trophies.”

In addition to drills on football skills, the campers also played flag football most days.

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