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Football jamboree this Saturday

Posted: August 6, 2013 - 10:16pm  |  Updated: August 6, 2013 - 10:46pm

Saturday, August 10 will be the date for the 2013 football jamboree at Soldotna High School. 

Participating teams will include Soldotna, Nikiski, Homer and Kenai. Seward and Skyview were originally planning to participate, but bowed out. Matchups will be published once a revised schedule is released. 

The jamboree is an opportunity for local squads to work out the rust from the offseason and to get in the swing of things in preparation of the Alaska football season. Junior varsity play will begin at 11 a.m. and the varsity teams will take the fields beginning at 2 p.m. and will consist of three rounds on three separate fields. Field one will be the soccer field, field two will be the middle field, and field three will be nearest to the concessions. The public is encouraged to come and watch the action for free.

Coaches will be allowed in the huddle and only on their side of the ball during play, the ball will be set at the 40-yard line to start each scrimmage, a turnover of downs, fumble or interception will result in the ball being placed back at the 40-yard line, and blitzing will not be allowed. Each scrimmage will feature 20 total plays (10 offensive and 10 defensive for each team).

For the players, it is asked that athletes do not warm up on the game field, and that teams do not film scrimmages that they are not a participant in.

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