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By Quinn Robinson
The Courier 

Back On The Gridiron

Scottie Football Camp Signals Season Is Near

 

Quinn Robinson / For The Courier

Tuff Harris (center) gives instruction to Scottie football players on how to read the body language and properly defend a wide receiver during a game.

With the first day of fall sports practice just over a month away, Glasgow head football coach Greg Liebelt and others conducted the Scottie Football Camp to help players improve their fundamentals and prepare for the new season.

"I was very pleased with the turnout of kids and their eagerness and effort to learn and improve," said Liebelt.

The camp saw 45 athletes and 18 coaches and volunteers take part in the three-day camp.

The player to coach ratio allowed for a lot more of individual coaching and smaller group sizes. The camp also brought in Tuff Harris on the final day to assist in teaching the players some techniques to hone their skills.

Harris, a 4-year starter at the University of Montana and former NFL safety, spoke to the camp attendees before for about an hour before the final night of practice kicked off.

Harris talked about his path toward the NFL and encouraged every football player in the room that if they worked hard enough, they too could find themselves playing on Sundays as well.

Coach Liebelt said the camp also allowed coaches to implement new information and drills for both the offensive and defensive lineman that was obtained in June when Liebelt and fellow Glasgow football coach Ed Sugg took six GHS players to Billings for the "Big Man Camp."

The camp, hosted by Rocky Mountain College saw instruction provided by nine coaches from all seven of the Montana colleges.

With the Scottie Football Camp over, coach Liebelt said that another camp for players in the third-sixth grades will be held July 28-29 at Scottie Field.

For the high school team, there will be no more official practices until the first day of fall sports practice begins on August 15.

In the meantime, Liebelt said that his players have the option of lifting in the high school gym if desired.

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