Junior Bulldogs Participate in 7-on-7 Camp
By Norm Betz, Sports Contributor
The Waldron Junior High Bulldogs traveled to Charleston to participate in their first 7-on-7 camp of the 2014 season. The Jr. Bulldogs will be coached by first-year head coach Chad Mitchell. Mitchell did not attend the camp however, due to the fact that he’s the defensive coordinator and strength and conditioning coach for the varsity Bulldogs.
Varsity Bulldogs offensive coordinator Kyle Foster, varsity Bulldogs wide receivers coach Joey Majors and varsity defensive secondary coach Mark Brigance traveled with the Junior Bulldogs to Charleston. The three teams that participated in the camp were Charleston, Waldron and Clarksville.
The first segment of the camp featured one team on defense, while the other two teams swapped out plays on offense. The second segment of the camp allowed each team to play each other 7-on-7. Waldron played two 10 minute games, winning them both.
During the two 10 minute 7-on-7 games, the Junior Bulldogs had four defensive interceptions and scored three touchdowns to win both games.
The Junior Bulldogs, like the varsity Bulldogs, practice four times a week for two hours. The practices begin with lifting weights and then moving outdoors for practice.
The Junior Bulldogs plan to participate in at least one more camp before the beginning of the 2014-15 school year. The Junior Bulldogs plan on traveling to Charleston on July 28 for a team camp. Waldron will hold their fall football camp on August 4.
The first opportunity to see the new Junior Bulldogs will be on Thursday, August 28 when they travel to Jessieville for a jamboree.