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From touchdowns to terminology, Neligh-Oakdale football coach Ron Beacom went over the Xs and Os on Saturday with his players' mothers.
"I want you to feel like you can talk to your sons about football," Beacom said after the Warriors scrimmaged.
Beacom said he held "Football: 101" while coaching at Archbishop Bergan and thought it would be a nice addition at Neligh-Oakdale. This is Beacom's second year with the Warrior program.
Saying there are certainly different knowledge levels of parents about the sport, Beacom went over the basic ideas of football as well as his offensive and defensive strategies.
Beginning with the size of the 8-man field (80x40 yards), "Football: 101" included terminology, different types of scoring, positions, differences in 8-man and 11-man as well as the kicking game.
Beacom also clarified dates and times of several games on the schedule. He said the Friday, Oct. 3, home game against Niobrara-Verdigre will be at 3 p.m. and the Thursday, Oct. 23, game at Clearwater-Orchard will be at 8 p.m.