(Scottsburg, In.) After a 30 year hiatus, middle school football has returned to Scottsburg, Indiana.
Next year, the eighth grade team will be eligible to compete in Junior Varsity football on the high school level. For this community, bringing football back to the middle school was about more than wins and losses. It has been a 12 year effort to help give the Scottsburg youth a chance to play a sport they love. "Well I tell ya, it's been 30 years. And for a community like Scottsburg, 30 years is a long, long time. So we're very proud to bring this back. Not only for our kids, but the entire community," said Scottsburg Middle School principal, Kristin Nass. Head coach, Omar Cudjoe sees football as an outlet for young men to grow as people and players. "Football is one of those things that gives young kids of many ages the opportunity to excel," said Cudjoe.
For the players themselves, just having the opportunity to play is a dream come true. " It's hard work. It takes time. But, you know, that's life, and I like it. It's my sport," said running back, Hunter Myers.
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