By Jaylon McCrea
Being a student-athlete is very challenging, from hearing your alarm going off at five o'clock every morning to committing to practice every day and doing homework. Setting goals to achieve being an excellent athlete, and knowing that there are challenges, is what makes someone destined for greatness. Many players of the East High Football team experience these difficult challenges and hardships. Even though these players experience these challenges they do not shy away from the fact that they must be consistent with their level of excellence.
East High’s football team is now 6-0 after a highly anticipated season with lots of talent on and off the field. James Vann head coach of the Varsity Eagles calls this “one of the greatest teams I have had the privilege of coaching. These kids never backed down amid the distractions and doubters; they have come in every day willing to be great and get better. Sometimes we even have practice on Sundays, doing whatever it takes to be great.” Co-head coach Steve Flagler also says that “this is a team that will fight to the very last minute until the time clock hits zero.”
Both of these quotes not only show how like-minded these coaches are but also how resilient these players are. It has been a long season for the Varsity Eagles, as they will play McQuaid Jesuit Knights for the city catholic championship this Friday October 12th. Not only are the stakes high for this week, but moving forward the East Eagles will have their first home sectional game since 2010 the following week.
To get updates on scores, stats and even see pictures from each game you can visit the 2018 East High varsity website at http://www.hometeamsonline.com/teams/?u=EASTFOOTBALL&s=football