Sunday, August 28, 2011

Jr. Varsity football players get taste of Vaught-Hemingway at football jamboree

    Oxford Middle School hosted a football jamboree on Saturday which gave players the chance to play in Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. This is the first year they've done this.
    Participating teams included Oxford, Water Valley, Grenada, DeSoto's Center Hill and I think Hernando.
    All I can say is what a great idea! These kids got a chance to play in an SEC football stadium and I'm sure the school managed to make some money off of the deal. In fact, one of the only problems is that the concession stand ran out of stuff a couple of times and even though there were four or five football parents working it they couldn't keep up with demand. My guess is that with more volunteers and plenty of stuff to sell concession sales would have been double.
    I hope the coaches at Oxford Middle School will make this an annual event and invite additional teams. Just make it an all day affair and bring in some school clubs to help with the concessions and split the money with the football program.
    An all-day dozen team jamboree would bring thousands of people to Oxford and lots of money to the Oxford Middle School football and other programs. Everybody wins with this type of event.
    Congratulations to the football coaches for a great idea, and to the players as well. They won both of their match-ups Saturday, one against Water Valley, the other against Center Hill.

No. 2 Ben Bianco gets ready to score a touchdown on a keeper.

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