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Marauders sort youth from starters after team camp
Written by George Werner   
Thursday, 07 August 2014 13:25

The Mingus Union High School football team returned from its Irvine, Calif., camp with plenty of competition for the skill positions and between the massive lines.

Football players were divided into groups and rotated among three stations during preseason practice at Mingus Union High School, each with a different type of drill focusing on tackling, sprinting, dodging or, in this case, hurdling.

But question marks still need to be ironed out to determine who will start at most positions going into the Marauders’ opener Friday, Aug. 29, at Snowflake High School.

Three things are for certain after two-a-day practices concluded July 27 — no more beach time, no more long hills to run and the next Taylor Swift song any freshman will have to sing will be too soon.

“Tyler had to sing that one morning,” assistant coach Pete Kelly said of his son, a freshman backup quarterback. “I’m sure it kicked their butt.”

For the full story, please see the Wednesday, Aug. 6, issue of the Cottonwood Journal Extra.


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