I read an interesting article in the Lawrenceburg Register about the Lawrenceburg Tigers and the North Decatur Chargers sharing practice time for the upcoming football season. By following the rules set down by the IHSAA, if you call your practices a football “camp”, you can invite other teams to these practices. The Tigers and the Chargers practiced 3 times a day. This gave both schools’ athletes a change to practice their skills against another squad instead of beating up on their own team members.There are professional football camps, but these are quite expensive. Ryan Knigga and Steve Stirn, the coaches of the Tigers and Chargers, talked to each other about doing this at a coaching conference held earlier in the year. It just made sense that working together they could accomplish some of the same goals. By sharing expenses, it cost very little for each school to participate.The camp was held on Tuesday – Friday. South Dearborn and Oldenburg Academy participated one of those days. They took part in some 7 on 7 and 11 on 11 drills. Just like basketball, the football programs now can simulate games during the off season.