Bloodhounds wrap up summer youth camp

Approximately 65 youth athletes from grades 1st through 8th participated in the Bloodhound Football Youth Camp this week at FMHS. Photo by Chuck Vandenberg/PCC


FORT MADISON – The Bloodhound Youth football camp wrapped up Wednesday with more than 65 youth participating in annual summer football drill camp. Head Coach Tony Shiffman said numbers are comparable to previous year, but said it’s hard to get all the kids out to the camp during the summer.

The camp was for students in grades 1 through 8. Grades 1st through 6 were in camp Monday and Tuesday with 7th and 8th graders joining in on the drills on Wednesday.

The Bloodhound High School camps start next week. The FMHS football season kicks off August 24 with the season opener against Central Lee on the road.

Jamiah Williams, 13, makes a tackle from behind on a new tackling rolls used at the Fort Madison Bloodhound Youth football camp Wednesday evening. Sophomore Quentin Schneider sets the roll in motion as high school players helped demonstrate the drills. Defensive coordinator Luke Rickelman watches in the background. Photo by Chuck Vandenberg/PCC
Nolan Lamb, 10, works a tomahawk drill with assistant coach Mike Hayes Tuesday night. The drill focused on grabbing the quarterback with the left hand and then chopping the ball out with the right. Photo by Chuck Vandenberg/PCC


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