By HEATHER CATHLEEN COX
Purple and gold football is officially back in San Benito, and feeling its presence this past week were area underclassmen who wrapped up the annual Greyhound Football Camp.
San Benito High School hosted a four-day, intensive camp for incoming seventh, eighth and ninth grade athletes. The camp wrapped up on Thursday, July 31, after starting the previous Monday.
Football is among several sports strictly regulated by UIL.
“UIL only lets camps be (held) certain ways,” said Greyhound Head Coach Dan Gomez. The camp lasted two hours each morning.
“There were 160 students all together, athletes from San Benito,” said Gomez. “And the kids seemed very excited to be out here, to pick up new things. They got really good coaching.”
The camp was led by coaches from San Benito’s middle school, freshman and high school campuses.
“We do the camp for a chance to work with kids from our community. These kids are our future Friday night players,” said Gomez. “They seem very eager to get the season going.”
On Aug. 11, training starts for high school football players. Gomez is already anticipating a successful year for the ’Hounds. He said, “We’re going to be very competitive.”