Thursday, 21 August 2014 09:47
Middle school football sees higher participation
South and West middle schools have started fall practices, and the two teams have a total of around 110 players. That number is up from recent years and a good sign of interest in football.
South Middle School football players gather in a huddle of both seventh and eighth graders Wednesday before drills. The Apaches have stronger numbers this season between the two grades. Wednesday was the final day of practicing without pads. Today, contact drills will begin.
The West seventh graders run through plays during Wednesday’s practice. The Warrior seventh grade had the strongest numbers of any middle school squad with more than 30 players. L&T photos/Earl Watt
West eighth graders run through some sprint relays during Wednesday’s practice. As seventh graders, these Warriors won the Ark River League with an undefeated season and are the favorites heading in to the 2014 campaign. L&T photo/Earl Watt