‘Midnight Madness’ brings young athletes to McAdams Park

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There’s been a lot of talk about the upcoming high school football season that kicks off next Friday.

However, we can’t forget about those younger athletes who are also suiting up on the gridiron and getting ready for their upcoming seasons.

The annual Midnight Madness took place at McAdams park Friday night.

The event showcased the talents of players from the Greater Wichita Junior Football League.

About 250 athletes from as young as first grade, all the way up to eight grade took to the field for the scrimmage.

Organizers stressed the importance this yearly event brings.

“There’s a lot of different things going on in the community, like gang violence and stuff like that, it is good for other teams to come together and show some unity for our community, so it’s very important,” said DeShazer. “They enjoy playing the football in front of their parents, the first game of the year, they want to come out here, show off their uniforms, show off for their parents, and let them know what they’ve been doing for the last month and a half,” added DeShazer.

This is the 30th year Midnight Madness has taken place.

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