Iowa High School hosts youth sports camp - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Iowa High School hosts youth sports camp

By Jason Belk - bio | email

IOWA, LA (KPLC) - Iowa High School and the Iowa Police Department teamed up to host a youth sports camp Saturday morning.

"We incorporate the youth at the high school to participate and mentor the younger kids, and it's been a success all four years, and continues to grow. The kids just have a good time," said Keith Vincent, the Iowa Police Chief.

Young girls were in the gym learning cheerleading and dance moves from the Iowa squads.

While outside, the young boys learned different techniques and skills from the Yellow Jacket football team.

Saturday's camp not only gave the youth a chance to learn some new skills, but they also got to spend some time with their favorite football players and cheerleaders that they go to see every Friday night.

"Kids in our youth leagues and our younger cheerleading groups come on Friday nights and support them, and they do look up to them. The police department, we are very supportive of the youth in this community," said Vincent.

While Haden Huval, a camp participant said, "I had a great time, I think my favorite one was running back. I learned how to play running back for the first time, and defense."

It wasn't just the young kids having a good time, the football team enjoyed taking time off as students and playing their role as teachers.

"It was awesome. I get to teach little kids something that I learned. Give it down and pass it down to them, and they learned a lot today," said Gene Pete, Iowa's quarterback this year.

With the school year and football season around the corner, Saturday's camp took a big step at uniting all fans of the purple and gold.

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