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9-15-2023 8th Grade Football Recap

"Confidence doesn't come out of nowhere. It's a result of something... hours and days and weeks and years of constant work and dedication." -Roger Staubach

The 8th Grade boys learned a lesson from week one with the scrimmage against Navarro, when they took it on the chin! 

After a straight butt kicking on September 7, 2023, the boys went to work during practice with a totally different mindset. They dedicated themselves to unselfish football and a team-first philosophy. On Thursday, September 14, 2023, our line blocked better than ever, and because of that, they allowed our backfield to showcase their talents, led by AJ Cantu, Angel De La Rosa, and Matthew Wimer.  

The defense, led by the Scotello brothers shut down The Blue Team’s offense and pitched a shutout. Yes, I know it is Natalia, but it burns my lungs to utter the name, so they are known as the Blue Team. 

Andrew Stepp pitched in with a pick 6. (For the newcomers to football, that means he intercepted the ball and ran it back for a touchdown.) 

Your Pirates played with class and whooped that Blue Team!  

The final score was 38-0. 

A special shout out to our cheerleading squad and cheer sponsors for enduring the heat to give that much needed support. Also, a shoutout to our administrators for making it over to watch after a long day. I know the boys appreciated it very much! 

Brian Clark