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Susie on Sports: July 26, 2018

Bobcats building a better team
The Munroe football coaching staff and football team spent three days last week in Marianna attending the Fellowship of Christian Athletes summer camp. The camps began way back in 1954 with six different camp types covering more than 30 different sports around the USA. The football format allows players to wear shoulder pads and helmets but no gear below the waist, thus a limited contact camp. The Bobcats were joined at the camp by Port St. Joe, Baker, Chipley, Rutherford, Android and Marianna. Coach Joseph Gaddy relayed proudly that Munroe faced all of these larger squads and held their own. “The coaching staff is so proud of the effort and resiliency we showed at camp. Regardless of the opponent, we lined up and held our own,” Coach Gaddy said. Coach Gaddy also reports that summer workouts have gone incredibly well and the Bobcats are looking forward to the upcoming season.

Get that down
Speaking of football, opening practices are right around the corner for bowling, cross country, football (non-contact), golf, swimming and diving, and girls volleyball. I know it is hard to believe, but Monday, July 30 is the day. Don’t let another important high school athletic date sneak up on you! Go to the Florida High School Athletic Association website – – for a calendar that includes every sport and important date!

Technical foul on Mom
High schools in New Mexico could now be held responsible for the behavior of their fans at sporting events. Fan behavior continues to deteriorate each year, and the New Mexico Activities Association approved a new rule allowing it to step in and impose penalties on high schools. The penalties have yet to be determined but the association says the schools across New Mexico are in widespread agreement that there is a sportsmanship problem and something must be done.

Coming up
Next week I’ll share with you the new coaches and administrators at our local high schools who will lead the schools’ athletic programs. The 2018-19 school year promises to be a good one for four local high schools playing interscholastic sports: Gadsden County High School, Crossroad Academy, Munroe and Tallavana Christian.

By Susie Morris