BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY –
The Bearcat football program is staying busy this week. Both the junior high and high school teams continue to train in the Fast Cats conditioning program. Between 7th-12th grade, there are approximately 90 athletes training daily. This year’s Fast Cats is ‘old school’ as Coach Harper said. The athletes are training with light and heavy jump ropes, box jumps, tractor tire flips, and parachute sprints just to name a few.
This week the junior high Bearcats and the Varsity teams will be in action. The junior high will travel to Ozark Arkansas to compete in a team camp, while the senior high will host their Man Camp. The Man Camp is a day-and-a-half football camp that will be attended by schools from around the state. Teams that are confirmed to participate this year are Riverview, Mansfield, Mineral Springs, and the host, Mena. During the camp the teams will scrimmage, have competitions, and 11-on-11 activity and drills. Each of the teams from out of town will stay overnight Wednesday before leaving Thursday.
Both the junior high and senior high Bearcats are gearing up for the start of their season in the beginning of September. Fall practice will begin at 7 a.m. August 2nd. Look to a future edition of the Pulse for more coverage on the Bearcats.