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Players teach skills at football camp

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By Robby O'Daniel

About 40 kids attended the annual Cougar Football Camp on Monday and Tuesday at Campbell County High School.

 “We try to send them all through a circuit that focuses on blocking and tackling for all positions, and then obviously, we send them through individual positions whether it’s offensive linemen, defensive linemen, running backs, quarterbacks, so more specific in what they want to do,” CCHS head coach Justin Price said.

Coaching staff and current players served as instructors for the kids, who ranged all the way up to middle schoolers.

“The two Bowman kids, Shane and Preston, do a great job,” Price said. “They’re great leaders for our football program, and they do a great job with these young kids. And Zach Rutherford was here both days. Obviously he’s got a big name. They kinda know who he is and look up to him, so he handles that role very well. And all the other players that showed up, we’ve got a good group of guys that have probably been in this camp for several years. And they’ve been those little guys looking up to the Ethan Jeffers and Nick Baileys that used to be here.”

And of course, teaching to others helps further instill the skills in the CCHS football players.

“Any time you have to teach somebody what it is that you’re trying to do, it forces you to think about it in a little bit more detail,” Price said. “And to see our guys doing that on the field is encouraging. Obviously they’ve got some work to do in that area as well, but it’s encouraging to hear them speak the same language as their position coach when they’re dealing with these younger kids.”