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Volunteer Football Conference begins practices

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By PETER SAWYER

 Monday, the Volunteer Football Conference began practicing at the sports complex at East LaFollette.

Practices will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, VFC President Steve Phillips said. 

Next week, practices will be held 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. 

When school begins, practices will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

There are about 90 football players and 100 cheerleaders in Campbell County participating in the VFC. Campbell County has four different age groups participating in the VFC. The JV Hoppers is comprised of five and six year olds, the Hopper Division is for seven and eight year olds, the Cutters is for nine and 10 year olds and the Peewees is for 11 and 12 year olds.

“We need some kids from the 11 and 12 age groups,” Phillips said.

There are about 14 children on the team, but 18 are needed, Phillips said.

The teams from Campbell County play five home games and five away games during the regular season, competing against teams from Scott County, Union County and Anderson County, Phillips said.

The VCF is divided into North and South region, Phillips said. The two regions will compete against one another at a Jamboree on Aug. 4 in Scott County. The Jamboree is hosted at a different location each year, Phillips said.

“It rotates around,” Phillips said.

“We’ve got the championship this year,” Phillips said.

Phillips hopes to host the championship at the sports complex at East LaFollette.

He hopes to begin hosting regular season games at East LaFollette midway through the season. 

The VFC is currently seeking permission to host home games at Campbell County High School until games can be held at the sports complex.