2011-08-03 / Sports

Middle school team visits NFL camp

Bengals, college are hosts


Members of the Letcher Middle School Cougars watched the Cincinnati Bengals practice in Georgetown. Members of the Letcher Middle School Cougars watched the Cincinnati Bengals practice in Georgetown. The 53 players and seven coaches who make up the Letcher County Cougars Middle School football team got the red carpet treatment at Georgetown College on Monday, where they watched the Cincinnati Bengals practice during training camp. The trip was a team-building exercise to give the players, 29 seventh and eighth grade students and 24 fifth and sixth grade students from all over the county, an opportunity to get to know each other off the field. (Photos by Jim Durham)



Cincinnati Bengals star defensive back Adam “Pacman” Jones signed autographs for Tyler Hill, a 6th grader at Martha Jane Potter, and Willie Wyatt, a 5th grader at West Whitesburg Elementary, at the Bengals’ training camp at Georgetown College Monday. Cincinnati Bengals star defensive back Adam “Pacman” Jones signed autographs for Tyler Hill, a 6th grader at Martha Jane Potter, and Willie Wyatt, a 5th grader at West Whitesburg Elementary, at the Bengals’ training camp at Georgetown College Monday.

Injured Cincinnati Bengals star Rey Maualuga posed with Preston Maggard, Peyton Harvey and Kylar Sturgill, all seventh graders at Cowan Elementary School and members of the all-county Letcher County Cougar middle school football team. Injured Cincinnati Bengals star Rey Maualuga posed with Preston Maggard, Peyton Harvey and Kylar Sturgill, all seventh graders at Cowan Elementary School and members of the all-county Letcher County Cougar middle school football team.

Montana Moon, 13, and Noah Brock, 12, both 7th graders at Whitesburg Middle School, had the privilege of watching the Bengals practice from the sidelines in Georgetown on Monday. Montana Moon, 13, and Noah Brock, 12, both 7th graders at Whitesburg Middle School, had the privilege of watching the Bengals practice from the sidelines in Georgetown on Monday.

Letcher County Middle School Cougars players Torell Carter, Hawk Vance, Billy Adams, and Tevin Williams posed for a photo at the Bengals’ camp. Carter and Vance are 8th grade students at Whitesburg Middle School. Adams and Williams attend 8th grade at Martha Jane Potter School. Letcher County Middle School Cougars players Torell Carter, Hawk Vance, Billy Adams, and Tevin Williams posed for a photo at the Bengals’ camp. Carter and Vance are 8th grade students at Whitesburg Middle School. Adams and Williams attend 8th grade at Martha Jane Potter School.

Cincinnati Bengals tight end Clark Harris signed the t-shirt of Billy Adams, an 8th grader at Martha Jane Potter School. Cincinnati Bengals tight end Clark Harris signed the t-shirt of Billy Adams, an 8th grader at Martha Jane Potter School.

Fifty-three youngsters and seven coaches from the Letcher County Middle School football team enjoyed a sack lunch under a tent at Georgetown College’s Toyota Stadium where the Cincinnati Bengals NFL team holds summer camp. The trip was organized by Coach Junior Matthews, pictured second from left. Fifty-three youngsters and seven coaches from the Letcher County Middle School football team enjoyed a sack lunch under a tent at Georgetown College’s Toyota Stadium where the Cincinnati Bengals NFL team holds summer camp. The trip was organized by Coach Junior Matthews, pictured second from left.

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