adidas gazelle yellow Cowboys’ Prescott hosts camp at Lake Dallas
CORINTH It wasn’t that long ago that Dalyn Williams roamed the halls at Lake Dallas while dominating on the football and baseball fields for the Falcons. This weekend, Williams and former Falcon teammate Tre Dickerson returned to the school as a part of the coaching staff at the Citi Dak Prescott Football ProCamp.
ProCamps partnered with Citi, Albertsons, Tom Thumb and Adidas to host the two day camp for boys and girls in first through eighth grade. Prescott, who was named the NFL offensive rookie of the year after accounting for 3,949 total yards and 29 touchdowns last season for the Cowboys, led the instruction of fundamental football skills.
“It was a good experience,” Williams said of serving on the staff alongside Prescott. “It was nice to be back and help the kids, and I had a lot of fun. The quarterback started his tour at his alma mater, Mississippi State, on Tuesday before heading to his hometown of Haughton,
Louisiana, on Thursday.
Prescott’s camp provided good exposure for Lake Dallas, which was a welcome benefit to hosting the two day event.
“It’s a great PR deal for the school district,” Lake Dallas athletic director Scott Head said. “Everybody hears Lake Dallas and they get to see our facilities. It’s real neat to have a guy like Dak come through here and work with these kids, and they get to see him in the Lake Dallas Falcons gym that’s pretty cool.”
While heavy rain forced the camp indoors to the gyms Saturday, Williams and the rest of the high energy coaching staff members were able to adjust to the conditions and provide a good experience to kick off the weekend.
“We had to make some adjustments, but I thought it went well,” Williams said. “Our biggest priority was making sure the kids had fun and were kept safe indoors.”
Williams graduated from Lake Dallas in 2011 before going on to become one of the best quarterbacks in Dartmouth history. He had 8,952 total yards and 75 touchdowns in his four year career with the Big Green, helping guide the team to a 29 11 record that culminated with Dartmouth earning a share of its first Ivy League championship in 19 years.
For Lake Dallas football coach Michael Young, seeing his former players give back to the community they grew up in was a special moment.
“That’s what it’s all about,
” Young said. “I tell them all the time that part of the reason for their success is that when they were younger they had guys that did that for them. It’s good to see them kind of give back now that they’re older. Those kids look up to them.”