Youth football program launched

Published 6:36 pm Tuesday, September 7, 2010

The Decatur County Pride, a 6-to-12 year-old youth football and cheerleading program, will be competing this season in a southeastern confereence that includes teams from Georgia, Florida and Alabama.

Nathaniel Union, the program director and coach of the Decatur County Warriors teams that will be competing in the program, was a coach in the Bainbridge Youth Football League (BYFL) last season.

The A division of the conference will include the Warriors, an Early County gold team and teams from Miller County and Marianna, Fla. The B division will include an Early County blue team and teams from Seminole County, Eufaula, Ala. and Bonifay, Fla.

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Warriors home games will be played at Hutto Middle School’s Sam Burgess Field. They will open their season Saturday, Sept. 18 at home against the Early County gold team. Admission to league home games will be $5 and concessions will be available. There is no charge for players and cheerleaders to participate in the program.

Union says the Decatur County Pride program has a definite theme.

“Our theme is that we are more than just a football league,” he said. “We will have tutoring for the participants and it will be faith based. We will be giving out Bibles to the youngsters.”