Warrensburg Senior Youth Football coach Gary Baker and his players watch several team members execute a drill during a recent practice. Baker is retiring as coach when this season concludes — the last game for 2013 is set for Saturday Oct. 19 on the Warrensburg town recreation field.
Photo by Thom Randall.
continued Baker continued that Sutphin’s been “a rock” of the youth football program for four seasons.
“Joe has taught the kids valuable lessons on the field and instilled techniques that will truly make them great athletes as well as decent members of society,” he said. “I would hope that most all these kids continue to play this great game in high school and keep this sport alive in our community.”
Baker said that all Warrensburg Youth Football coaches hope they’ve had lasting impact on the players’ lives, considering all the fun the players and coaches have experienced in the games and practices — while encouraging teamwork and dedication toward reaching goals.
“To know 10 to 20 years from now that we may have played a part making young boys and girls become successful adults has been our goal,” he said.
Baker said the Burgher 5th- and 6th-grade senior team plays next Saturday Oct. 19 at home against Ticonderoga at 10 a.m., followed by the primary-grade flag squad and the junior 3rd- and 4th-grade game.
These matchups will be the last of 2013 for the Warrensburg Youth Football League, and all are encouraged to attend, Baker said.
“I am very proud to be a part of this group and proud to be a resident of this community that turns out, week after week, in support of these kids,” he said.