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Updated: 10/04/2012 08:00:36AM

The basics of football: Punt, pass and kick

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PHOTO BY LARRY JEWETT
Beniyah Smith won the PP&K local competition and will be going to Tampa this weekend for sectional action.

PHOTO BY LARRY JEWETT
Cameron Taylor showed the determination that made him a winner in his age group in Bartow Punt, Pass & Kick

Larry Jewett

Larry Jewett

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For more than 50 years, there has been a program in place that has encouraged youngsters to show off their football skills. Established in 1961, Punt, Pass & Kick has given tens of thousands of children between the ages of 6 and 15 an opportunity to win trophies and improve their athletic prowess.

The program has seen few changes over time, most notably the addition of girls to the competition and last year’s decision to change the lower age from 8 to 6 because kids are getting involved in sports at a younger age. The premise of the competition is quite simple. Each contestant gets one chance to excel at each specialty, but dividing the competition into the age groups makes it about as fair as it can be.

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