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The Southwest Football League Fighting Irish
The Southwest Football League Fighting Irish Freshman Flag team has learned to tackle challenges, make unforgettable memories, and score big victories this season. Their opening game against the Longhorns was no exception. The team was down 14-0 at the half. The kids stayed positive and were determined to come back in a big way. Irish Quarterback Peter Eagleton never gave up throughout the game, throwing a touchdown pass to George Dols among other highlights. It was a team effort and the defense stepped up to stop the Longhorns in the second half and stopped any further points. The kids are learning the game, developing their skills, building resilience and personal growth, and fostering lifelong friendships. The Irish ended up winning that game 20-16 in a great opening game. The head coach is Matthew Luke (pictured, in green shirt), assistant coach Chris Eagleton (blue shirt), and players are (pictured, from left) Jacob Luke, Jack Laughlin, Peter Eagleton, Bruce Dorrell, Julian Berry, George Dols, Andrew Rohrbach, Conrad Mericli, Sebastian Garza, Will Caraway, and (not pictured) Henry Shanahan.
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