The tent city at Kuna High School seemed to materialize overnight, appearing Monday near the school’s football field. The “sleepover,” which runs all week and culminates Thursday with a “Black and Gold” scrimmage game, is a first for the athletes who make up this year’s KHS varsity football team. But it’s something head coach Lee Leslie, in his inaugural season with Kuna, does every year. And something he believes is critical to the success he’s had with the teams he’s coached over the years.
“We’re going to pull together and create a family atmosphere,” Leslie said, noting the aim was far beyond the normal drills and conditioning that take place during football practice. “We’ll be doing lots of bonding and team-building stuff.”
The team kicks off the season against Minco, with the first home game scheduled for Friday, Aug. 31 against Nampa at 7 p.m. Watch the print edition of the Kuna Melba News next week for our full color football season preview.