Wednesday, May 08, 2019

Professional football player and Bonne Terre native to host football camp


May 8, 2019

From a previous camp, Linebacker Will Compton (far right) and a Central assistant football coach instruct a mobility drill during a summer camp held at North County High School.

Professional linebacker and Bonne Terre native Will Compton, a free agent who played for the Tennessee Titans in the 2018 season and has played for the Washington Redskins, will be inspiring children from the 3rd to 8th grade at a football camp from 4:30 to 9 p.m. Friday at North County High School Raider Field.
Last year, 150 attended to learn and play football. This year, it will feature former NFL players and premier collegiate athletes, who will work one-on-one with the campers.
Compton has visited North County, his hometown school, to speak to students at pep assemblies and has presented his summer camp since 2014.
“I get a lot out of coaching,” Compton said at a previous camp. “That’s probably the first thing I would like to do when my playing career is done. Getting back here to North County and putting on a camp was important to me.”
After registration at 4:30 p.m., students will undertake skills camp and position drills from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. They will receive instruction from the best coaches in the area. They will accommodate beginners and more seasoned players and divide them by age and skill level.
Parents are encouraged to watch the instruction and to take pictures.
At 8:30 p.m., there will be a nutritional break until 9:30 p.m., they will meet and greet the featured professionals. They may also get autographs.
Some of the professionals will be people that Compton had played with or became friends with. They will be wide receiver Kenny Bell, defensive tackle Kedric Golston, defensive back Josh Mitchell, defensive end Matt Loannidis, defensive end Trent Murphy and lineback Martrell Spraight.
Sponsors are the Farmington Regional Chamber, Capital Wealth Advisors, First State Community Bank, Huck Chiropractic Life Center, C.Z. Boyer and Son Funeral Homes, and Lifetouch. Sponsorship donations will go directly to offset fees for area youth and allow those who would otherwise not be able to attend.
Campers can register online at for $50.

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