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Local coaches bring football clinic to front door

Posted at 10:59 PM, Mar 27, 2020

It may not look like a Friday night under the lights but these high school football coaches are working hard.

"Guys that have been on every single night have learned a lot, in some areas where maybe they wouldn't have," Fountain-Fort Carson football coach Jake Novotny said.

Thanks to the efforts of Pueblo South head coach Ryan Goddard, Fountain Fort Carson head coach Jake Novotny and Trojans offensive coordinator Jeremy Mercer, the Box State Blitz was formed.

"Just about serving the game and serving the Colorado high school coaches," Goddard said. "We're just excited to see how much we can learn and how far we can take this."

The online football coaches clinic has brought together coaches from across the Centennial State as well as across the country as well.

"Having a mix of different speakers and topics only helps that," Mercer said. "We haven't had any two people talk about the same things and there's endless opportunities for people to learn."

With special guests talking football from powerhouse schools in states such as Georgia and Texas, it's a way to safely stay in the game, while we all wait for a hopeful return to the gridiron this fall.

"We tell our guys, tough times don't last but tough people do," Novotny said.

Just another way of a community coming together, to create a positive place of learning in these unprecedented times.

"Feel free to email us or contact us on social media and we can get it to the guys who are interested," Novotny said.