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Saturday, February 24, 2024

Simon Inspires Hackett Team Camp


Over 200 football players descended upon Hackett last Tuesday with Football as their focus. Teams from Cedarville, Clarksville, Gore OK, Hackett, Keys OK, Mansfield, Panama OK and Waldron came to town for Hackett Football Team Camp.
Hackett Football Head Coach, Lonnie Hester stated “Our team camp has become a staple of our Summer program. We had 8 teams and over 200 players who got a lot of reps and gave Coaches an opportunity to evaluate those players in a game type setting. I really enjoy the opportunity to get to see the other Coaches and players in a setting that’s not as formal as a Friday night game. A lot of these kids, you know them and their families. And even though we compete against each other in a game, we want good things for our area kids and we wish them all the best.”
Yes, football was the reason for the gathering, but this camp had a special message far beyond sport. Tyson Simon who was asked by Coach Hester the night before via text message to share his Testimony. Simon showed up the next morning ready and willing. Simon’s message was clear and to the point how sports and Faith coincide, and how both played a vital role in his life, and the reason he was centered among these young men.

Why did God give you your talents? To help you serve others.” – Tyson Simon

Above, Simon also known as “The FCA Guy” gave his Testimony to the crowd of 200+ who were all ears. Parents in the bleachers, and coaches on the field, were all ears as well. The message was clear and from the heart. Hackett was the destination, Simon was the vehicle, and God was definitely the Focus, the message, and the reason.
Well Done, Hackett.
Photos courtesy of Hackett Head Coach, Lonnie Hester

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