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The Eagles tackled the season

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Football has always been an important part of 8th-grader Dominic Johnson’s family, so he knew he wanted to be a part of it too. “My dad played it in high school, his brother played it in high school, and my grandpa played it in high school, so it’s always been in the family,” he said. Students join football for many reasons: friends, family, the rush of it. Whatever the reason, football has brought many people together.

Football is definitely a team sport. There is not one important position every position is important. “If one person doesn’t do their job, the whole play falls apart,” 8th-grader Nick Lind said.

Each player on the Eagles football team sets his own goal that he hopes to achieve by the end of the year. Most of the players have a personal goal and a team goal. “By the end of the year, I would like to catch a touchdown,” 8th-grader Devin Vichaiyarath said when asked what his goal was.

My dad played it in high school, his brother played it in high school, and my grandpa played it in high school, so it’s always been in the family.”

— Dominic Johnson, 8th Grade

Dominic Johnson, the team’s tight end and linebacker who has played football since third grade, says his favorite parts of the game are to sack the quarterback and catch a touchdown pass. Throughout the game, he has to think about what route he’ll run or who he’s going to tackle.

Nick Lind, the team’s wide receiver and safety, has to think about what tackle to make and which way to run. “I always try to put as much force into the tackle as possible to make sure to take them down,” Nick said when asked what he has to do to tackle someone.

Photo by Ali Dugan

The Eagles have five captains, Ian, Eli, Will, Deon, and Aidan. They’re the ones who meet before the game with the other team’s captains and the referee and call the coin toss.

Their coaches tell the team to leave everything they have on the field, try their hardest, run their fastest, make the catch, and tackle. Many of the team’s favorite thing in the game is tackling.

When the team was asked what they would like to accomplish for the season, they said they wanted to win a playoff game. Their season ended with a recored of 1-7. The team did not accomplish their goal this year, but next season they may beat their goal and may even make it to playoffs and win.

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19 Responses to “The Eagles tackled the season”

  1. Noah Webster on November 14th, 2018 12:56 pm

    I think you guys were really trying your hardest and I hope you guys will get your goal.

  2. Sydney Banks on November 14th, 2018 1:00 pm

    You both did really well using quotes from the interview and descriptive writing.

  3. Ty on November 14th, 2018 1:51 pm

    I think that you guys did a good job on the quotes and writing.

  4. Ty on November 14th, 2018 1:52 pm

    I think you guys did a good job at the quotes and writing.

  5. Cody Anderson on November 14th, 2018 1:57 pm

    I Thought this was well thought out and was informative about what the teams goals are.

  6. Jillian on November 14th, 2018 1:58 pm

    It was very detailed, and showed a good insight to the football team.

  7. Carter Torkelson on November 14th, 2018 2:05 pm

    I think you guys did a good job with quotes and the writing.

  8. Zakaria on November 14th, 2018 2:06 pm

    I wish I could play football but am not good at it so I can’t play football But it’s good seeing students having fun so great picture

  9. Kevin on November 15th, 2018 8:59 am

    The football,It’s always been about winning and winning the championship,But for others that’s there goal.Some teams go terrible and others go beyond winning a single game.The football team is great keep up the good work boys.

  10. Dustin on November 15th, 2018 9:58 am

    I it’s good that they try their best

  11. Mathew on November 15th, 2018 10:01 am

    Good try but you guys will win next Time Keep it up BOYS.

  12. Nathan Junker on November 15th, 2018 12:50 pm

    I like how you talked with the players to see there side.

  13. Carter Ranning on November 15th, 2018 12:52 pm

    You guys put a lot of work and time into this had plenty of information and nice quotes great job

  14. Andrew on November 15th, 2018 12:54 pm

    I really likes your use of quotes throughout the article. Great job!

  15. Fletcher on November 15th, 2018 12:56 pm

    You win as a team you lose as team. Good job this year boys.

  16. John Williams on November 15th, 2018 1:59 pm

    I found this article both informative and hopeful. Football is an exhilarating sport with many unique attributes. I like that it his article showed the behind-the-scenes thoughts of the players that usually wouldn’t come to light.

  17. Grace on November 16th, 2018 8:53 am

    I think that you did a really good job with the writing ,and I think the team could do better.

  18. Raquel on November 16th, 2018 10:01 am

    I feel the same way because my family plays football and I can relate the rush is good the feeling when you get a touchdown or a tackle so I appreciate this article

  19. Brian Schlichting on November 16th, 2018 10:01 am

    Faith and Ali,

    Thanks so much for writing an article on the 8th Grade Football Team this season. You did a great job on the article and thanks for covering the boys team this past year. Great job on getting the perspective of one of the players.
    Our season did not finish the way we expected, but all of the players worked hard and now they are prepared for 9th Grade Football next year. I am sure they will have a great season next year in High School.

    Thanks,
    Coach Brian Schlichting

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