STAFFORD - This past week the Southern Regional High School football coaches, alumni, players and guests had the opportunity to pour into the lives of 122 young athletes at the annual Southern Regional Youth Football Camp on the Rams campus.
Young players in grades 1-8 had the opportunity to learn skills in preparation for the upcoming AYF youth football season. There were athletes from the Southern, Pinelands and Lacey AYF programs in attendance. Other athletes were not part of a program but came to learn and gain in skills.
Longtime Southern Head Coach Chuck Donohue, Sr. had his entire staff working and coaching the students. He was also assisted by current players and some alumni.
The youth football season begins in the next week or so and the Southern camp is a great chance for students to improve their skills for the upcoming season.
One of the emphases at the Southern football camp has been to encourage athletes to be well rounded. Students are encouraged to play multiple sports. Southern alum, NFL and Pro Bowl player Clark Harris of the Cincinnati Bengals played football, basketball and track at Southern. The second , who is a rookie NFL player this season is Mike Gesicki of the Miami Dolphins. Mike was a great football, basketball and volleyball player at Southern.
Southern Regional Athletic Director Chuck Donohue Jr. summed it up best by commenting "thank you to all campers, coaches, sponsors and parents for all of your support in making the 2018 Ram Football Youth Camp a huge success,"