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Brett Favre holds second annual passing camp in Hattiesburg

By 10:00 am, the temperature registered over 90 degrees. Even with the intense heat, the football fields at Oak Grove high school served as host to over 350 high school football players from 16 schools at Brett Favre's second annual Favre 4 Hope Seven on Seven Camp.

The "Ole Gun Slinger" himself, old Nike golf cap and all, hovered around the sidelines throughout the morning to see what the players produced, and he wasn't disappointed. "It's just so impressive to see the talent level with all of these schools," he said.

"For me, I enjoy coming out here and working with the kids. It's rewarding, it kind of keeps me involved in it, only as much as I want to be."

Favre, who ironically retired the season after Aaron Rogers lead the Green Bay Packers to its first Super Bowl since Favre's 1997 championship, spent most of last season as a sideline-mentor for the Oak Grove warriors. If coaching is his next calling, he says it will be at the high school level, and not college or the NFL. "I really believe if I do coach, it will be at (the high school) level.

"Just the time aspect that has to be put in, in college and pros, there's no time for family," explained Favre, "I would come up here in the mornings and practice. Every game's Friday night, but other than that you're not on the road recruiting, you're not staying up until 3 o'clock breaking down film...I believe it's a lot more rewarding at this level because you really feel like you're making an impact."

For now, Favre is happy in his role as a mentor, but if history has taught him anything, it's never say never. "I've learned," he said, "Do not say never."

The camp consisted of two divisions, big school and small school, and concluded with the winner of each division playing each other for an overall championship. Edna Carr, in New Orleans, beat Tylertown 22-17.

Five individuals were recognized with awards by the camp's end. In the Big School Division, Edna Carr's Devonte Noil earned offensive Most Valuable Player, while Gulfport High School's Craig Murphy earned the defensive MVP.

For the Small School Division, the offensive MVP went to Tyreon Holmes of Tylertown, while Ladarrius Slocum, also of Tylertown, claimed the defensive MVP. Thad Miller of Long Beach High School earned the Steve McNair Sportsmanship Award.

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