The school district had a PC today with Fitz, Marcus Elliott, the district AD and the superintendent where they talked about starting 6th grade football again. The district cut 6th grade football from the budget in 2005.
All of money was raised privately and will be going to fund teams at eight middle schools. Say if there’s an average of 50 kids out for each team that’s 400 kids off the street and playing football but most importantly getting some positive male guidance. THe by product of this is the potential to reach more kids and possibly increase the number of DI athletes and kids that sign with Arkansas.
This is the first LR superintendent in a long time that understands the importance of athletics.
It’s a good first step.
Also LR Central is getting new turf and several upgrades are being done to Quigley stadium. Scooter Register said they had 140 kids in grades 9-12 out for football.