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Football Team Travels Road to Playoffs

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The Eagles take on Abilene Wylie at Argyle High School on Sept. 22, 2017 in Argyle, Texas. (Christopher Piel/The Talon News)

The Eagles take on Abilene Wylie at Argyle High School on Sept. 22, 2017 in Argyle, Texas. (Christopher Piel/The Talon News)

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The Eagles take on Abilene Wylie at Argyle High School on Sept. 22, 2017 in Argyle, Texas. (Christopher Piel/The Talon News)

Alina McSpadden, Katelynn Ray, Katy McBee, Reporter

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Varsity football heads into the 2017 playoffs with a 10-0 record after their most recent victory against Burkburnett, which captured the district title. The team has prepared and fought over the season and will now strive to win the state title, but first after losing home-field advantage with a coin-toss, the Eagles will take on Snyder (in Snyder) for the bi-district game.

“It’s a very team-oriented group of young men that believe in each other,” head football coach Todd Rodgers said, “They have sacrificed, they have said yes to the team and no to other things, so we can win at the highest point.”

Football coach, Todd Rodgers, along with the other coaches, believes that the team has come together and put forth the effort to hold an undefeated record.

“We can overcome any adversity that comes our way. We have had a couple moments this year where we faced some challenges,” junior Chase Petter said, “and I think that struggle has helped us become stronger as a unit.”

The team has been faced with numerous challenges, as Senior Jon Copeland was injured during the game against Sanger, Oct. 27. However, the players have rallied and come together to stay strong, and put their best foot forward to accomplish their yearlong goal to win the state title.

“We now have Hayden Clearman as quarterback, rotating with Alex Gonzales,” senior Preston Coyle said, “both of which are extremely strong players, so we’re all comfortable with that.”

Junior Hayden Clearman will be filling in Jon Copeland’s shoes for the rest of the playing season. Players and coaches of the team feel confident and comfortable with this last minute change going into playoffs.

“The coolest thing about the Argyle football team is the kids really take pride in everything they do on their own,” assistant football coach Cade Stone said. “It’s fun being an encourager and seeing these kids take ownership of the program themselves.”

 

Update:

After their win against Snyder, the Eagles will be traveling to Clyde, Texas for the next round of playoffs on Friday, Nov.  26  at 7 PM.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Football Team Travels Road to Playoffs