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Cottonwood football needs teenagers.

Just when the football program looked done at Camp Verde Middle School, 25 players and new head coach Brian Parker stepped in to give the Cowboys life for another fall.

New Cottonwood Middle School head football coach Brandon Figy has taken on 33 Lobos who have responded well to him early.

When the call came for Cisco Zepeda’s three children to wrestle July 23 at Weekend Wars, they were ready.

Playing and teaching on the tennis courts of Butler Park in a white hat, white shorts, black sunglasses and a white beard, Jeff Cooper is not hard to find.

Although five of their top swimmers from the Verde Valley Invitational were absent Saturday, July 30, the Cottonwood Clippers easily handled the 11 swimmers from the host Payson Pikes to end their summer season.

It’s time to talk football, although interest in the sport seemed to wilt with the heat.

Shawna Figy has been doing what she loves in her first month as the new Parks and Recreation Coordinator in Camp Verde.

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