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Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Football Camp Readies Local Teams

Arkansas River Valley Business Directory

Area football teams descended upon Hackett Hornet territory this past Tuesday to test their skills, and preparation against teams who they’ll see in the Fall, and a few they won’t see again.
Soon after 9:00am, the air was filled with sounds of whistles, and voices from the stands. The sounds of impact on the field echoed along the 100-yard area where teams collided against each other on both sides of the 50-yd line.
Teams took turns on both sides of the ball, rotating throughout the morning facing opponents testing their offensive, and defensive strategies, and formations.
Hackett Hornet Football – Coach Lonnie Hester

“It’s a good way to start the Summer right, heading into Fall. At this point it’s about conditioning, and working out the kinks. Having a 7 on 7 camp the night before against Alma, gave us an opportunity to evaluate our guys on how they respond when they are tired. We are in the process of trying to put a couple of pieces in place. This Camp (along with everything we do leading up to the season) helps us evaluate our guys and where they best fit.” – Coach Lonnie Hester.
Mansfield Tiger Football – Coach Craig Bentley

“Overall I was pleased with our showing at the Hackett Team Camp. I truly believe we have the potential to do good things this year after seeing how both the offense, and defense reacted to situations that were unteachable. We have good size, good strength, and are polished fundamentally. Thanks to Coach Hester got having us over; he’s a class act and does a great job!”Coach Craig Bentley
Waldron Bulldog Football – Coach Ricky May

“We truly enjoyed ourselves at the team camp in Hackett. The Hornets are a class act, and did a great job with hosting us, and organizing this event. These camps present our coaching staff, and players on the fly problems we don’t normally see with the teams we play in regular season. It helps us make those corrections, and gives the players a teachable experience. We’re ready, and we feel good.”Coach Ricky May
We would like to thank the all of the coaches for their time to speak with us, and wish you all a safe, and successful season in your respective schedules. – RP


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