Battle Of The Trenches

Most high school football players and coaches spend the spring & summer attending 7-on-7 tournaments as well as making stops on the combine and summer camp circuits. Outside of the college OL/DL camps there simply is not a lot of opportunities for a big man to make his mark as well as gain some instruction to make him a better player. With the Battle of the Trenches camp, that is about to change.

Cleveland, Mississippi native Taurus Felton is looking to bring a unique camping experience to the state of Mississippi when he hosts the inagural Battle of the Trenches camp on the campus of Hinds Community College June 8th and 9th.

"I am a former offensive lineman," said Felton. "There is a big need for this. Most state associations only let skill guys compete in 7-on-7. There just isn't the opportunity for offensive and defensive linemen."

Felton's camp is sanctioned by the Mississippi High School Activities Association and the Mississippi Private School Association because there will be no hitting between the camp participants.

The camp's primary focus will be "concentrated, specialized hands-on instruction for maximum repetitions in a competitive environment," according to Felton.

Felton went on from Cleveland's East Side High School to Mississippi Delta Community College after signing with Alcorn State initially. Once his time in Moorhead was done, Taurus played for Coach Watson Brown as a UAB Blazer.

Now that his playing days are over, Felton makes his living coaching up high schoolers in Midlfield High School in Midfield, Alabama.

Taurus has coached a handful of prospects on to the college level. He wants to expand his circle of influence and help even more prospects achieve their goals of playing beyond high school.

"We want to establish Battle of the Trenches as a yearly event at Hinds Community College. We want to become a recognizable camp were some of the best talent attend to compete against the best talent and bond as young men for life relationships."

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