(David Jenkins, Staff)
The third annual 2010 Southeast Missouri Coaches Association Contact Camp will be the perfect place for him to do so.
"For the rest of the summer, it gives you time to look at your kids and see if they progress," he said. "Right now, we have a lot of holes. So, we're looking to evaluate."
Coming off the most successful season in Bulldog football history, Sikeston lost the services of 20 seniors from last years' 13-1, state semifinalist team. Gibbs said that the upcoming contact camp will be a good way to see how and who will fill those voids. Even it doesn't come from the projected first team.
"We're going to evaluate some kids and if that means we have some second-teamers in there during first-team, that's okay with us," said Gibbs.
Eight teams will be at this year's contact camp, including Sikeston, Cape Central, Jackson, Perryville, Dexter, Caruthersville, East Prairie and Grandview.
All varsity competition will include 15 offensive plays and 15 defensive plays for each team. Any jayvee competition will be eight offensive and defensive plays.
The first day of the two day camp will begin on Friday at 5 p.m. The second day, Saturday will start at 3 p.m.
The eight teams present will be playing on four different practice fields surrounding the Sikeston Public School Stadium.
"We want to see kids that will compete," Gibbs said. "And then, we want to see if they are going to compete in the last game of the day. That's when it gets a little tough on doing things.
"Basically, we're looking for a little bit of hustle and to see if he'll compete. That's what we're going to look at the most and then go from there."
>> Camp Glance
>> Teams competing are Sikeston, Cape Central, Jackson, Perryville, Dexter, Caruthersville, East Prairie and Grandview.
>> COMPETITION will be 15 offensive plays and 15 defensive plays for each team; any junior varsity competition will be 8 offensive plays and 8 defensive plays.
>> scrimmages will begin at 5 p.m. on Friday and 3 p.m. on Saturday.