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Wildcats Host Football Camp

By Staff | Jun 12, 2019

A group of players run a drill with a West Liberty coach during the camp.

Athletes from five different high schools gathered at Paden City’s Berger Field on Saturday, to take part in the first ever WLU/Paden City Football Camp. The Wildcats first year coach Zach Heasley organized the event, in what is sure to be a new start for Wildcat football.

Heasley is working hard to get Paden City excited again about the sport. The school weight room is back in shape with several kids using the equipment every day in anticipation for the 2019 season. On Saturday local fans got a glimpse of what’s to be as coaches from West Liberty University and Paden City high school put athletes from Tyler Consolidated, Valley High School, St. Marys, Marietta and the Wildcats through a combination of tests and drills to get them sharpened up for this coming fall.

Fans and coaches from around the area enjoyed the day and got a good look at some of the local talent . The Wildcat Band opened the concession stand while the camp was going on to provide refreshments for the those who came to watch.

“We wanted to do something special for our kids and the area athletes to kick off the summer program. It turned out to be a big hit with WLU coming down to help out for the day. I was glad to see a good turnout, our facilities are in great shape, we have a good group of kids who are working real hard and it was nice to have the other schools come join us.

“I think everyone enjoyed the day and the athletes got to showcase their talents before some college people,” said Paden City Coach Zach Heasley.