Youth football camp grows up

Youth football camp grows up

Youth football camp grows up

About 130 boys and girls raced to Joe Yanni field on Thursday evening. 

The annual Lovelock Youth Football Camp ran out of souvenir shirts but everyone, toddlers through teens, took home memories of a happy day.

“We’ve grown to a huge number in the last two years since we switched to a nighttime camp,” said coach Mike Brooks. “We love having all the kids out there. They’re so full of energy.”

Campers learn from Lovelock’s boys of fall, Pershing County’s championship football team. Current and former Mustangs are an integral part of the camp.

First, the group warmed up with Jumping Jacks and stretches.

Then, at one station Jessy Gonzalez and Dylan Hultenschmidt taught the mechanics of running with a football. 

At another post, Logan Murphy, Brayden Wagner and Adrian Suarez demonstrated tumbling. Jared Jensen, Wyatt Diaz and others focused on footwork.

The field was full of Mustangs and mini-Mustangs.

“I had a lot of kids show up to help,” said Brooks.”Nothing makes me happier than seeing the Mustangs give back, especially when they return as alumni.”