Pine River works with football players of many ages in camp

Football practice: Pine River's Brady Loop (from) and Josh Jackson, both sophomores, work on their snap exchanges Monday during the Bucks football camp.
Football practice: Pine River’s Brady Loop (from) and Josh Jackson, both sophomores, work on their snap exchanges Monday during the Bucks football camp.

LEROY — It was football for all ages starting on Monday at Pine River.

The three-day camps for youngsters and high school athletes started on Monday and continues until Wednesday.

Among the young players were 9-year-olds Noah Ruppert and Ben Lockhart, both of Pine River. They both said they enjoyed the kicking and punting parts.

Terry Martin, Pine River coach, noted that there were 45 players for the youth camp, eighth grade and under.

“(Monday) we just did the basics,” he said. “(Tuesday) we’ll do a lot more offensive specific stuff based on position. The final day, we’ll do defensive stuff.”

Most of the 45 youngsters have signed up to play Pine River football at either the Pop Warner and middle school level, Martin noted.

“Pop Warner has a Little League that includes some of the area schools,” Martin said. “The junior high is in our conference.”

The high school team is getting ready for the start of preseason practices Aug. 12.