Freshman Football Beats John Champe, Ends Season 10-1

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The team huddles up for a pep-talk before the game. Photo credit: Hanna Dunkel

The team huddles up for a pep-talk before the game. Photo credit: Hanna Dunkel
The team huddles up for a pep-talk before the game. Photo credit: Hanna Duenkel

By Hanna Duenkel

On Monday, November 3rd, the freshman football team ended its season with a 35-6 win against John Champe High School.  The team has a 10-1 record this season.

“It was the last game of the season, and I was actually really pumped up.  I wanted to do as much as I could, and I think that everybody did a good job,” said freshman Cam Florence after the game. “It was a game of focus [and] a great way to finish off the season.”

The game started at 5:45 p.m. at John Champe.  At halftime, the team and managers crowded into the locker room to hear a pep-talk from the coaches.

“It was our last freshman game and the last time that I got to play with a lot of people.  Some people might not be coming back next year, so I made sure that I left nothing on the field.  Or more importantly, nothing left on the season,” said freshman Alex Callis.

“I’m actually pretty happy and pretty sad.  I’m sad that it’s the last game of the season,” Florence said.  “There’s always room for improvement, [though, which is] why we’re doing all the off-season training over the break.”

“The brotherhood between all of us was amazing.  That is why we went 10-1.  We may have lost one game, but we lost together, not individually,” Callis said.

“It was my first year of football.  It was a great adventure.  It was definitely one of the best experiences I’ve had in a long time.  I can’t wait to play next year,” added Florence.

The team practiced almost every day for two weeks before the game, since they had a bye week the week before.