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Bearcats attend FCA camp

Coach Ed Pilcher’s Bainbridge High School Bearcats football team attended a three-day Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) football camp, which ended Wednesday at Georgia Southwestern University in Americus.

Bill Cox, FCA director for the Albany area, greeted more than 500 players and almost 100 coaches from 11 high schools at the camp.

The camp featured morning and afternoon seven-on-seven passing combinations. Linemen also had their own section of drills and clinics.

In the evenings, Vance Watts from Tallahassee, Fla., led worship, and Derrick Moore, the FCA football chaplain at Georgia Tech, was the speaker.

Cox said he was excited to see what God was doing at camp.

“Our camps are so much different from what the world has to offer,” he said. “We don’t just give the young men the physical element of competition, but the spiritual part, which is most important, as well. Everybody got a Bible and a T-shirt and heard the gospel. Lives were changed.”

Cox went on to say, “That’s what it’s all about. We are the only Christian organization that offers a camp that will offer the physical, mental and spiritual.”

Schools attending camp with the Bearcats were Americus-Sumter County, Brantley County, Brookwood School, Clark Central, Dougherty, Thomas County Central, Thomasville, Tift area Academy, Tift County and Westover.