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Heavy Rains Keep LL Dragons From Hosting Jamboree

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The Mountainburg Little League Dragons were set and ready to host their football Jamboree on Saturday, August 24. Everything was looking perfect and the Dragons were pumped to get their season underway. But, typical Arkansas weather reared its ugly head and shut down Mountainburg’s opportunity to welcome Greenland, West Fork, and Cedarville to their lair.

Mountainburg’s WCFL Representative, Adam Hamilton said. “We were excited to bring the WCFL North teams to our field and play against them in front of our home crowd. But some things are just out of your control. Heavy rains just so happen to be one of those things.”

Due to the cancelation, Mountainburg along with the teams they had planned to host, had to head south to Mansfield for their Jamboree. But there’s always a silver lining to everything. Mountainburg was able to play 12 minutes of offense and 12 minutes of defense in each scrimmage against most of the teams they’ll face on their schedule this season. The extra practice in the Jamboree showed not only the Mountainburg coaches how good their teams were, but it also showed the Dragons opponents that Mountainburg will not be ones to push around this year. Instead, they’ll be the ones doing the pushing.

“These young Dragons are hungry. We feel like we’re in a great starting position for the season after playing in the Jamboree. We felt very strong defensively and we’ll be more competitive this year. I think our players can hang with anyone this season,” says Hamilton.

Mountainburg’s 6th Grade Quarterback Ryan Allen added “Our team is really developing and we are coming along with our plays. Our defense is stepping up big time too!” The Mountainburg LL Dragons will start their 2019 WCFL season off with a bang as they travel back to Mansfield on Saturday, September 7th to face the Tigers in what is sure to be a thriller of a match-up.

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