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Junction City ready for team camp at Gurdon

Junction City will take the field for the first of its offseason camps today in Gurdon.

For second-year coach Devin Ball, the Dragons made good progress during spring practice.

“We’re happy with the progress so far,” Ball said. “This group has brought a blue-collar approach to the summer – the players are led by that – so we are firing on all cylinders.”

Temperatures last week hovered around 90 degrees, but Ball said the Dragons have adapted to practicing in warmer weather.

“We took every precaution to adapt to the elements,” Ball said. “Our kids are taking on the hydration battle, so we ride despite the heat.”

As for expectations for today’s camp, Ball said there will be different scenarios his team competes in.

“We have a layout that includes individual script work and team sessions,” Ball said.

When asked if anyone stood out for their work during spring practice, Ball said his seniors led the way.

“Our senior class has been fantastic,” Ball said. “They pushed us every day with tenacity. I take my hat off to our leaders.