Friday Night Tykes: Youngsters battle weather at Jr. Ranger football camp

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Boys and girls in grades K–5 showed up ready for anything at the Jr. Ranger football camp, held Monday, August 7, and Tuesday, August 8, at the KHS football field  (GAZETTE PHOTO / Theresa Davis)

Boys and girls from kindergarten to 5th grade gathered at the Jr. Ranger football camp at the KJSHS football stadium on Monday, August 7, and Tuesday, August 8.

A cold rainstorm and a little lightning changed some of the plans for the football camp, but the young football enthusiasts still came out excited and ready to play.

KHS head football coach Bart Jernigan enlisted the help of his assistant coaches and several Kemmerer High School football players to help the Jr. Rangers hone their skills for the upcoming football season.

There’s no doubt that teaching kids football skills when they are young makes them far more competitive when they grow up to play high school football.

The added help of high school football players as mentors to these young Ranger players is sure to be effective in helping them succeed.

Jernigan and his staff are working on building a strong program by doing just that, and it’s pretty exciting. Keep reading the Gazette during the fall for more coverage of the Jr. Ranger football season.

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