Greenwood High School Wins $20,000 in National Competition

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GREENWOOD (KFMS) -- The Greenwood Bulldogs had more to be excited about than beating the Russellville Cyclones on Friday (Oct. 3.)

Greenwood High School won $20,000 from Eastbay for sports gear in a national video competition.

"Greenwood, Arkansas who would have thought it, right?” said head football coach Rick Jones.

Regan Jones, daughter of the head football coach, made the video and found out they won right before the game.

"It's for the team and I'm just so excited,” Jones said.

Coach Rick Jones said he plans to use the money to benefit not just the football team, but the whole sports program.

"Really emphasize our training program in the weight room and do some things to help improve that to help all the sports here at Greenwood, because we're going to share our wonderful present,” he said.

But what they’re most excited for -- more than training equipment or shoulder pads: socks.

"Some socks. They're already ordered. We have that taken care of. They're more worried about socks than I am. I'm more worried about the score,” coach Jones said.

The video focuses on a training technique called 56 sprints.

"Running 56 sprints between 5 and 50 yards -- it's what I think most simulates a game,” Jones said.

And after all those sprints, the players are excited about the new socks, which will be white and blue according to the coach.

"I think I'm gonna enjoy some new socks,” sophomore player Michael Bray said.

Greenwood High School beat dozens of other schools in the competition.


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