Thirty-six potential football players complete Naselle football camp

<I>MARILYN STRANGE photo</I><BR>Matt Scrabeck, Naselle head football coach, and his assistants organized a football camp for grade school players last week.

NASELLE - A football camp for players from the first grade through the sixth grade attracted 36 potential "gridiron greats" on Rueben Penttila Field at Naselle High School last week. The four day camp, which also added an extra day last Monday, was sponsored by the Comet Booster Club for the third year.

Naselle head football coach Matt Scrabeck said, "It was a great turnout. We had 41 prospective camp members but injury and vacations kept some of them from participating. All of the six grade levels were well represented with the third and fourth- grade having the largest group, followed closely by the fifth- and sixth-grade group. The entire group was very enthusiastic, attentive and they were a joy to coach. The kids got to learn a little of the fundamentals of football and had fun playing flag football when we had games each day."

Scrabeck doled out words of praise for the people who helped with the camp. Coaches Jeff Eaton, Chris Clark, and Lonnie Eaton assisted Scrabeck. He also had special word of praise for parent volunteers, Jon Chapman and Jon Gudmundson, who also assisted with the camp.

Scrabeck also thanked Marilyn Strange for helping to arrange the camp, the Comet Cafe for its provision of certificates of participation for each player and the "goodies" for the camp members, and Link's Sporting Goods for their help with the jerseys that each camp member received.

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