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Jamborees kick off youth football season

By: Bill Poindexter/Roseville Press Tribune Sports Editor
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High school football teams weren’t allowed to start practice until last Monday. They didn’t pad up until Wednesday.

Youth football teams have been going at it for three weeks. All-star baseball play was still in action when youth football practice started.

The regular season begins Aug. 20, but the Oakmont Jr. Vikings, Roseville Jr. Tigers, Woodcreek Jr. Timberwolves and Granite Bay Jr. Grizzlies will see where they stand today at jamborees held throughout the area.

Granite Bay is acting as host to Roseville, Del Campo and Grant, and Jr. Grizzlies president Tiffany Jones said they’re thrilled with the opportunity.

“Our entire football community is excited for our season to begin,” she said Thursday.

Elsewhere, Woodcreek will be at Whitney High School and Oakmont at Rosemont High School.

SATURDAY’S JAMBOREE SCHEDULES

At Granite Bay High School
Granite Bay and Roseville:
Midgets play from 9:30 a.m. to 10:35 vs. Del Campo and Grant. Junior Midgets play from 11 a.m. to 11:39. Pee Wees play from 12:10 p.m. to 12:52. Junior Pee Wees play from 1:30 p.m. to 2:09. Mighty Mites play from 2:45 p.m. to 3:24.

At Whitney High School
Woodcreek:
Mighty Mites play from 9 a.m. to 10:05 on field 1 vs. Whitney and Rocklin. Junior Pee Wees (field 1) and Pee Wees (field 2) play from 10:30 a.m. to 11:35. Junior Midgets (field 1) and Midgets (field 2) play from noon to 1:44 p.m.

At Rosemont High School
Oakmont:
Midgets play from 10 a.m. to 11:05 vs. Sacramento, Natomas and Cosumnes Oaks. Junior Midgets play from 11:30 a.m. to 12:09 p.m. Mighty Mites play from 12:40 p.m. to 1:19. Junior Pee Wees play from 2 p.m. to 2:39. Pee Wees play from 3 p.m. to 3:54.