On the whole, it was a normal year. After all, in 1982 mosquitoes the size of some walk-ons attacked. In '83 gas heat was lost for nearly a week, making hot showers impossible. In '84 the electricity went. In '85 rattlesnakes invaded.
The camp is on a high plain in the Sonora Desert, 110 miles southeast of Tucson on the U.S.-Mexican border. Its closest neighbors are Douglas (pop. 14,000), 14 miles to the east, and the Bisbee-Lowell-Naco-Warren metroplex (pop. 8,000), 24 miles to the west. Not a lot of fans drop by for practice.
Predictably, coach Larry Smith loves Camp Cochise. The Wildcats are 28-14-3 in the four years he has taken them on this all-expenses-paid vacation. Asked how he liked Cochise, quarterback Alfred Jenkins said, "It stinks." Dang, you give kids a nice outing to a beautiful place and they just don't appreciate it.
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