Football coach holding combines to help Maine high school football players get recruited

The delay of the high school football season to the spring has had a ripple effect on athletes dreaming of playing in college.Long time Lewiston and Bates football coach Skip Capone came up with an idea to help Maine high school football players get recruited.Capone, with the support of the Maine Football Coaches Association, will hold four scouting combines during October.“We got probably 75 to 80 registered. The response from the coaching community has been awesome. The response from the private sector has been awesome. We’ve got like $3,000 in donations. The great thing about this combine, it’s free for the kids. All volunteers, everyone is volunteering their time,” Capone said.The combines will mimic an NFL draft-style combine, where players’ strength, speed and skills will be tested and videotaped for prospective colleges to see.The combines are being held in Portland, Lewiston, Augusta and Old Town beginning this weekend.

The delay of the high school football season to the spring has had a ripple effect on athletes dreaming of playing in college.

Long time Lewiston and Bates football coach Skip Capone came up with an idea to help Maine high school football players get recruited.

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Capone, with the support of the Maine Football Coaches Association, will hold four scouting combines during October.

“We got probably 75 to 80 registered. The response from the coaching community has been awesome. The response from the private sector has been awesome. We’ve got like $3,000 in donations. The great thing about this combine, it’s free for the kids. All volunteers, everyone is volunteering their time,” Capone said.

The combines will mimic an NFL draft-style combine, where players’ strength, speed and skills will be tested and videotaped for prospective colleges to see.

The combines are being held in Portland, Lewiston, Augusta and Old Town beginning this weekend.