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SCTC class gives local women look at the world of football

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

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Sikeston's Chris Word runs for a big gain on Friday night against Charleston. A class on Thursday night will help teach the game of football to area women. David Jenkins, Staff
SIKESTON -- Moms cheer for their football-playing sons on the sidelines, but rarely -- if ever -- do they get a glimpse into the male-dominated sport.

Now, through a one-evening class offered through the Sikeston Career and Technology Center, local women have the chance to learn more about life on the gridiron.

"It (football as an organized sport) is something that very few women -- if any -- have gotten to be part of, but they're still interested in it because their sons play," said Matt Johnson, Sikeston High School assistant football coach who is facilitating the program.

"Football for Moms" course will be from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the classroom at the Sikeston Field House.

"We're going to start off with a highlight reel to show them from years past and get them in the football state-of-mind," said Johnson who serves as the running backs coach for varsity and freshman head coach at Sikeston High School.

Several of the high school's football coaches will conduct the class, which Johnson described as very remedial.

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