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Reed football concludes first camp with Blue-Gold games
by Aaron Retherford
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Tribune photo by John Byrne -- Reed football coach Ernie Howren talks with his players at the conclusion of the team's first football camp Sunday. The Raiders capped the camp with JV and varsity scrimmages that were open to fans.
Tribune photo by John Byrne -- Reed football coach Ernie Howren talks with his players at the conclusion of the team's first football camp Sunday. The Raiders capped the camp with JV and varsity scrimmages that were open to fans.
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Reed football fans got a special treat Sunday if they dared leave the comforts of an air conditioned house.

To conclude their first summer football camp, the Raiders showcased their JV and varsity squads for the upcoming school year.

Reed’s football camp went from June 6-9 and a pair of scrimmages that were open to the public was part of the action Sunday. It also was a fundraiser for the program.

While the Blue team unofficially won the varsity scrimmage 21-14, Reed football coach Ernie Howren simply enjoyed the atmosphere for the final day of the camp.

“It was fun. It was a great atmosphere. I love our Quarterback Club, our booster club. Their effort putting this together, making sure it was definitely a family-type atmosphere, it was awesome,” Howren said.

He also liked the effort his players put out during the week, considering the temperatures approached triple digits.

“I thought it went great. The thing I’m always impressed with about our kids is their attitude,” Howren said. “They came out and worked their butts off. It was hot. It was a butt-kicker to these guys to be out here for double-days two of the five days. That kind of effort in that kind of heat with the numbers we had, I was very impressed.”

Howren said he will talk to his staff and players about doing another camp next year. He said if his players don’t want to have a camp, then they won’t.

“We’ll sit down as a group with the coaches and players and figure out the pros and cons of doing this on our own. We’ll evaluate it from that,” Howren said.

The Raiders will be off until July 1, and then it’s back to business.

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