Gladiator Days is the culmination of all the football hard work put in during the spring and early summer
YUMA, Ariz. ( KYMA, KECY-TV ) - Gladiator days is a Yuma Catholic football tradition that has been running since 2008. It's also the only one of its kind in Yuma.
"We're going to do obstacle courses, tire flips, sled pulls, bag throws, all kinds of stuff like that," Yuma Catholic head football coach Rhett Stallworth said. "It's done in like a relay form so we put the players on teams, mix them up, older guys with younger guys, just trying to get them to compete. They're also putting to the test all of the work and stuff they've been doing in the weight room."
After Gladiator days, the players get a well deserved week of vacation away from football.
"We build camaraderie and it's Friday night, when they get done we're going to feed them, we have a BBQ," Stallworth said. "We know where they've been all night, it's a good positive thing for them and by the time they are done they are ready to go home and go to sleep."
Yuma Catholic will start training camp in late July. They open the football season with a home game on September against the Chargers of Benjamin Franklin.