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ECHS jamboree slated Thursday

By By Chandler Myers
All of the work put in over the last few weeks of football practice will be put together for Atmore’s Blue Devils as they will host the W.S. Neal Blue Eagles in a jamboree game Thursday night at Herbert Barnes Stadium.
This will be the second straight year that the Blue Devils and Blue Eagles have faced off with Escambia County picking up an 8-7 victory last year in East Brewton.
Blue Devils head coach Kyle Davis said the jamboree is always a tune-up game, which focuses on putting everything together.
Playing a jamboree game, which is common for most teams in the state, has benefits that help teams plan for their season.
Davis said one of the benefits is helping first-year starters get acquainted with playing.
Another benefit for teams playing in a jamboree game is finding out what players and what schemes work.
Davis said the main thing that the focus on is work ethic along with finding out if players fit plays and schemes.
The downsides of a jamboree almost equal out the affects of the benefits.
Davis said the largest negative of playing in a jamboree is it opens the door to injuries. He added there are other aspects that can bring down the positives of a jamboree game.
The Blue Devils kickoff their jamboree at 7 p.m. at Herbert Barnes Stadium Thursday night.