The slight breeze in the air on Wednesday may have been an indication that fall is on its way, but the shouts of youth football players on the field of the Fannin County High School football field confirmed it.
The Fannin Rebels finished their youth football camp strong after three mornings of learning everything they’ll need for the games that kick off in just a few weeks. Players ages five through eight-years-old showed up each morning from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., while players ages nine until seventh grade rolled in from 10:30 to 12:30 p.m.
The camp was instructed by the coaching staff of the Fannin Rebels, along with members of the team. Campers were divided into groups to work on important aspects of football such as footwork, tackling and passing. Both age groups also finished up with mini-scrimmages at the end of each day.
Head coach of the Fannin Rebels Chad Cheatham said of the camp, “The most important thing is getting them excited. Letting them have fun and making it a great experience for them and allowing them to see these other kids.”
After a two week break, the Fannin County Rebels are ready to get back to work.
“They came back in and seemed to be real fresh and excited, and we had a lot of good energy,” said Head Coach Chad Cheatham about their first practice back.
Although the Rebels graduated eleven seniors off the team from last year, the team is taking it in stride.
Cheatham mentioned the strengths of the freshmen and sophomores who played last year, and then went a little bit into recruiting for this year.
“We picked up several good kids, kids that left the program even in the spring when I first got here are starting to come back in,” said Cheatham.
Rebels fans know that Cheatham led the team to the playoffs last year for the first time in several years, so BKP asked Cheatham if the team had set a standard for this year.
“Absolutely,” replied Cheatham. “I think that not only just making the playoffs, but advancing now to the playoffs…I don’t think that these guys want to accept, or will accept, anything less than that.”
The full interview can be viewed below, only on FYN TV!
The Fannin County High School Rebels football team recently held its annual youth camp for future Rebels and Lady Rebels. The camp featured FCHS coaches and players working with the children on a variety of skills. The Rebels are also gearing up for another football season. Head coach, Jim Pavao, sat down with with Team FYN Sports to discuss the camp, and the upcoming season. Seniors, Daniel Kinser, Jack Roper, and Dillon Ushery also sat down with FYN to discuss the second season working with Pavao, and being role models for the campers.
The Fannin County High School Rebels football team will have two new offensive and defensive coordinators, as Justin Pierce and Adam Turner will be handling those duties during the upcoming 2015 season. Previous offensive coordinator, Gary McPeek, recently took a vice principal/football coach job in his native state of Kentucky. Turner was brought in in order to allow Pavao to delegate more of the defensive coaching duties, in particular the outside linebackers, as that is the position group that Turner will work with most closely. Pavao full’s interview can be viewed below. (more…)
The Fannin County High School Rebels football team held its annual end of the year banquet to honor seniors and superlatives. The banquet was held at the high school, with the awards being presented in the Performing Arts Center and dinner being served in the cafeteria. The banquet was the first for Fannin football head coach, Jim Pavao, who led to the Rebels to a 4-6 record in his first season, barely missing the playoffs after falling in the final game. (more…)
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The Fannin County High School Rebels football team had a exciting and emotional Homecoming win Friday as the “Boys in Blue” beat the Leopards of Banks County 30-23.
The Fannin County High School Rebels football team took to the road on Friday and made the short drive up to Union County to take on the Panthers. Junior quarterback Joseph Mancuso for the Panthers was just too much, throwing four TD passes in the first quarter to put up Union a 35-8 win.