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Duane Sherrill photo Mireya (Icebox) Barrett holds on for dear life as she tries to bring down Jayden Sherrell during DeKalb County Youth Football senior league practice. The leagues three local teams begin action this weekend with a jamboree in Sparta. The league is open for boys and girls 6-11 years of age and aims to teach kids the love of the game and basic fundamentals.
Teaching kids the love of the game and the fundamentals is the goal of the DeKalb County Youth Football and, along the way, winning a few games. “The coaches volunteer for the love of the game and they want to teach the players that love along with teaching the fundamentals,” said league director Casey Midgett. “The goal is to teach players to learn how to play the game correctly so many of them can continue on to play in middle school and high school and maybe beyond.”