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Rec league football starts
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The Liberty County Recreation Department started its football season Saturday and Monday with more than 650 kids participating on teams and cheerleading squads.
“The jamboree Saturday went good, but unfortunately we had some weather that didn’t let us finish it all, we didn’t get all the games in,” LCRD employee Rickey Gilliard said.
The young leagues had picture day and practice games on Saturday, while the older league started Monday.
Football is for 7-14 year olds and fall sports this year also includes soccer and baseball. Soccer has started and baseball, which this year is co-ed since not enough girls signed up for softball, starts Monday.
The sports program is aimed at children, but adults also participate. Edwin Clark, who coaches the Buccaneers in the junior football league, said he also benefits.
“It’s just a love of the game and I like being around the kids,” Clark said, explaining why he coaches. “I like to be part of the community and help as much as I can.”
He also said the leagues are good for the community.
“I think it’s very good. It’s good for the community. It gets everybody out, round and about and everybody has a good time.”
The peewee's started their regular season Tuesday night and the midgets begin their season tonight. Flag football is scheduled to start on Oct. 3, and the Juniors begin their regular season on Oct.1.
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