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Childhood Memories

During the hot summer of June a bunch of the senior football players and coaches got to go to Calamus and camp out for a week. It was a way to try to build team unity and to have a good time. There were three different groups of cars that were filled of people, some were trailing boats and some were towing campers. For my sake I was in a car that wasn’t completely full so that meant that I had room to spread out and fall asleep. This meant that a four-hour ride only seemed like it was two. Once we got there we had to set up camp and went to have a look around the area. Our campground was right next to a beach on a lake so we had a great spot. Before we knew it we were reminded that this was also a football getaway and two or three times a day we had conditioning out on the beach. One time we had to climb up a very steep sand hill and touch the coach’s hand then head back down. The part that made this harder was that it was a race to see who could be the first to be done. Other times we did sprints on the beach or pushups and other types of conditioning. When it came time to have a break, we had plenty to do during the day. There was fishing on the lake for different typed of carp and bass. Also Justin Stork brought his dad’s boat so we got to go boating and for my first time ever I got to go tubing. It was just a blast even though the wipeouts scared the coaches every time, because it looked like we were going to break a leg or something. Everybody would find a little sand bar out in the lake then set up camp and have our own party out on the sand bar all day long. One of the days coach Harsin found a large school of minnows and a way to get out of conditioning that day everyone decided that if the players could find a way to catch a minnow and swallow it, then that would be enough to get us out of conditioning for the night time…...

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