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Beaufort Football Camp kicks off 12th year

The 12th annual Beaufort Youth Football Camp was held last week at Beaufort High School. It is the football team’s major fundraiser, but the main objective is to build a rapport, have an impact on the youth, and to give alumni an opportunity to give back to the community. Here are a few notes about the week:

• Twelve kids were nominated for scholarships to the camp from principals and teachers at St. Helena, Lady’s Island and Coosa elementary schools, and the two middle schools, based on good behavior and grades.

IMG_0261Here is the coaching staff and ex-football players who lead the camp:

• Coach Bryan Merrick: Camp Director; Alex Simmons: Savannah State; Mike Rentz: The Citadel; AJ Smalls: Limestone College; Zach Marshall: USC; Eric Blakely: National Guard and Limestone College; Ben Vaigneur: Presbyterian College.

The daily schedule included football skills relays, fundamental skills work on the practice field, Punt, Pass and Kick competition and League Games in the stadium.

They also learned the importance of teamwork, positive attitude, respect, sportsmanship and responsibility.

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