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KIM MANGUM/For the Progressive Journal
Justice Cunningham, right, gives some instruction at Operation Hope Community Programs’ third annual Football Camp Saturday at Central High School. After graduating from Central, Cunningham played football for the USC Gamecocks before playing professionally for the Indianapolis Colts and the Los Angeles Rams.
Finding hope through football

By Kim Smith Mangum
For the Progressive Journal

Operation Hope Community Programs’ third annual Football Camp put 65 children through the paces on Saturday.
Organizer Jeff Blakeney said the free camp is an effort to teach campers on football drills, learn the game’s basic fundamental, and to develop social skills.
“We put a lot of emphasis on heads-up tackling and proper techniques,” Blakeney said. “