By Coma News Staff
California dreaming became a New Jersey nightmare for several Coma youth football players during August training camp.
Seven-year-old Truck Williams thought he saw a cloud shaped like a character from Mine Craft–just before he was blind tackled by fellow PeeWee player Sabre Michaels.
Williams was uninjured but confused why players would tackle him during a tackle drill.
“I gotta pee,” Williams said when asked about the play.
The outdoor practice setting provided a wide range of distractions for the youth football players, as well–including circling hawks, loud passing cars and anything growing on the ground.
“The ability to focus on the game is obviously a learned skill,” said Jax Owen, a parent and assistant coach. “But the focus of a bunch of youth players on a suspected pile of dog poop is apparently in-born.”
Coaches expect players’ attention to sharpen this fall, as players take on classes, homework, tightened schedules and melt-downs from school exhaustion.