POMEROY — In the past it was a midnight football practice or a 4:10 a.m. practice. This year, it’s an open inter-squad Meigs High School football practice at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
This year, the team is asking that anyone who attends donate “back to school” items, which may be dropped off at the entrace on the way to the stadium.
Head coach Mike Bartrum said this was an opportunity to both reach out to parents and the community.
“We came up with something new,” he said. “The players jumped on board with. It’s basically saying, ‘Hey, parents! You don’t get to practice all week,’ so let them. And we thought it’d be a nice gesture to bring some items that kids who are not fortunate do not have, like pencils, notebooks, erasers and antibacterial soap.”
Spectators are not required to bring items for donation, but are encouraged to do so. The items will be donated by team seniors or captains sometime next week.
“It’s a nice gesture, and to be able to see the team a little bit,” Bartrum said.