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|FPJF begins Spring practices|
Students, parents and coaches gathered at the FPHS field house Tuesday evening for the 2012 Franklin Parish Junior Football Patriots orientation.
The Jr. Football Patriots coaching staff gave a general outline for the upcoming off-season program that aims to teach fundamentals and year-round conditioning.
Franklin Parish High School athletic director and FPJF organizer Barry Sebren said he's optimistic about the team's continued progress after a successful inaugural season a year ago. The Jr. Football Patriots had over 50 players on the roster last season, and posted an impressive 6-3-1 record.
"This is going to be the difference maker for football in our parish down the road," Sebren said. "This is the best option for preparing our kids in the parish to progress smoothly into high school life and athletics. We want these kids to identify with the Patriots and want to be a part of a tradition. We want to start that tradition now, with the Junior Football Patriots."
The team joined the Central Louisiana Junior High Athletic League in the offseason. Teams from Caldwell, Jena, Vidalia and Winnfield will be competing against the Jr. Football Patriots for the CLJHAL Championship.
The Jr. Football Patriots will begin workouts on Monday's and Friday's starting next week. Practice begins at 3:30 p.m. at the FPHS field house.
Any male student from Baskin, Fort Necessity, Gilbert or Crowville Schools that will be in grade six or seven this Spring are encouraged to participate.
Although Crowville School has its own football program, any Crowville student that meets the mentioned requirements may still join FPJF.
The middle school squad travels to Jena for the season opener on September 4.
For additional information contact coach Eric Parker at 488-0392.