Wednesday Jun 12 2013
Del Oro looks ready for Sierra College football camp
By: Mike Ray / Gold Country News Service
Taylor, Tisdel are event's coordinators
If you are a prep football fan and need to whet your appetite before the start of the regular season in a few months, then Sierra College’s Buzz Ostrom Stadium should be your destination next week.
For the fourth straight year, Sierra College is teaming with Del Oro for their annual team contact football camp. The camp will run daily from 9 a.m. to 3:30 on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, June 18-20.
Varsity teams invited to the camp include Del Oro, Davis, Sacramento, Liberty of Brentwood and Casa Roble. JV teams that will be there include Del Oro, Davis, Casa Roble, Liberty and Oakmont.
“This is the fourth year we’ve done this and it allows teams to get in their work in pads,” said former Sierra College coach Jeff Tisdel, who along with Del Oro coach Casey Taylor coordinates the camp. “It gives teams a chance to see where they’re at and what they need to work on.”
Camp activities include sessions for teams to focus on skill position work, one-on-one drills and team sessions. Teams will then break up into special sessions against other teams that will focus on first- and third-down possessions and red-zone play.
Each afternoon from 1:30-3:30, team jamboree action will take over with squads rotating in and out on offense and defense.
For Del Oro, Taylor will be looking for players to fill some heavy voids left by graduation as several standout seniors departed from last season’s team, which overcame an 0-4 start to finish 7-6 and advance all the way to the CIF Div. II semifinals.
Senior-to-be quarterback Michael Moore looks to be the heir apparent to graduated Zach LaBar. He should have a key target to throw to this season with the presence of returning starter Tyler Meteer (47 catches).
Meanwhile, Dylan Kainrath and junior Te'Von Rhyne, the leading rusher on the Del Oro JVs last season, look to be the top ball carriers.
In a pair of side notes, Liberty of Brentwood, a new entrant to the camp, is coached by former Del Oro player Jeff Walters, a 2004 graduate.
Also, a daily parking fee of $3 will be charged by the college.