OJH Football Season Recap

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When it’s halftime, the team runs to their end zone to huddle up.

With only one game left, the 8th grade football team doesn’t have very much time left in their season. So far, the team has competed in five games, won two, lost two, and tied one.

The team’s coach knows a thing or two about football. Coach Jacob Anderson got into coaching football because he loved the sport more than anything and wanted to develop young kids athletic future. “It’s going really well. We’ve hit sort of a hiccup here recently, but we had a good first start of the season and I think we’re gonna pick it back up here and start performing well again. We’re still doing really well, we just think that we can do better.”

Last year, Anderson coached third graders, so it’s a different scene from last year.

“From what I can tell from the other coaches, they’re really impressed with how far the eighth grade team has come this year over last year.”

A-team quarterback, Brady Dodd, has been playing football since second grade.

 “Life lessons from football are a really big thing. Mental toughness is huge when it comes to football because if you’re not mentally tough then you can’t really make the play.”

Kadin Powers is a starting fullback for the team. He enjoys that position because he enjoys running the ball and scoring touchdowns. “I’ve learned a lot of life lessons from football like working harder to improve yourself and working with a team.”

Linebacker Hudson Kissee, enjoys celebrating in football when a teammate makes a good play. “It’s fun when everybody gets hyper. We start jumping and smacking each other.”