Army schools football players in teamwork

Story and photo by Andrea Smith
Public Affairs office

Forty-one players from the Waynesville High School football team participated in the Team Development Course Oct. 6 on Fort Leonard Wood.

Hosted by the 787th Military Police Battalion, which serves as the Partner in Education with the high school, the event’s purpose was to boost morale and to improve team spirit among the players.

Athletes had to work together by assessing the situation, then develop a plan on how they would successfully complete each obstacle as a team.    

 “I thought it would be great for our kids to have the opportunity to learn to work together,” said Brad Drehley, WHS head coach. “Anytime you’re put into situations where you have to think and work together it’s an outstanding thing for us to have an opportunity to do it.”

Junior Ethan Gatzemeyer,…