Football preparation begins in heat of summer

Football in the heat of summer?
Of a sort.
Boone Central hosted a 7-on-7 Camp and Tournament Thursday, June 17, at the Boone Central athletic field as coaches and players become familiar with playbooks and hone their skills for the upcoming high school season.
Boone Central Coach Mark Hudson said Thursday was a “very competitive and close day of competition.” Noting that scoring is much different than in normal football games, he said the day was more about getting “reps” and coaching in live competition than wins and losses.
St. Paul won the tournament with a 4-0 record, followed by Boone Central (1-1-2), Adams Central (1-1-2), Battle Creek (1-3) and O’Neill (0-2-2).
“Similar to last week at team camp, we started slow and needed to wake up. We opened with O’Neill and had many drops, leaving us in an 18-18 tie,” Hudson said. “We then came out on the short end in a tight 37-29 game against St. Paul. We rallied and played much better in a 37-37 tie vs. last year’s state runner-up Adams Central, then finally locked in and executed well in a 66-26 win over Battle Creek to end the day.
“Consistency will be the theme for us through the rest of the summer and into fall camp.”

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