Cardinals enjoy success at SMSU football camp

The Staples-Motley Football Team attended the Southwest Minnesota State University Team Football Camp in Marshall during the last week of July. The Cardinals went through intensive practices, scrimmages, and game scenarios in six different on field sessions with 20 plus teams from Minnesota, South Dakota and Iowa. The feature scrimmage of the camp, “King of the Hill,” was a highlight for all campers. In a “winner stays” scenario on defense and offense, the Cardinals earned runners up, due primarily to their defensive play.  In the “Big Man Challenge,” which is a juggernaut of skills between the offensive and defensive lineman, Staples-Motley won three of five challenges, and individually, offensive tackle Hunter Carlson was runner up among all lineman at the camp.

“This camp set the tone for our season last year with the amount of reps and game play that we got,” said Coach Travis VanOverbeke. “It’s a great way to cap off the summer sessions and amp up for the fall season. We’re proud of our efforts at camp and are looking forward to the 2016 season.” (Submitted photo)

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