Little Mustangs Have Football Fever

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MCALLEN – Youngsters are on the football field this week at McAllen Memorial High School for a skills camp hosted by the Mustang coaching staff. The activities began Monday morning.

“Instead of laying in bed sleeping, they were out here getting some exercise,” said McAllen Memorial head football coach Bill Littleton. “We’re moving McAllen today.”

The future Mustangs learn about the game, while having some fun.

“Here with this bunch, we just try to teach very basic stuff,” said Littleton. “Catching the ball, throwing the ball, kicking the ball, how to take a handoff, a lot of footwork.”

The football fundamentals include some spirit training. Coaches want the future Mustangs to know all about the Mustang way.

“Anytime you can get that Mustang pride instilled in them at an early age, and continue to put it in their minds, it’s always great,” said Littleton.

The four-day camp for students entering the 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grades concludes Thursday at McAllen Memorial High School. The camp runs from 8 am to 12 pm.

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