LMS Football team interviews- By Alyssa Parker and Cadence Peel
By: Cadence Peel and Alyssa Parker
Do you play football? Well at LMS we are big fans of football. With 8th and 7th grade boys and girls playing football we need a lot of school spirit. As a student at LMS we have showed a lot of spirit by pep rallies, signs, and more.
We interviewed a few of the eight grade football players and recorded their answers.
Fun football fact, On November 6, 1869, Rutgers and Princeton played what was billed as the first college football game. Also, Walter camp was the person who created football.
Why do you play football?
Luciano Riggi: It’s fun.
Cooper Bergman: I like it.
Isaiah Vega: I enjoy physical contact.
Lucas Valverde: It’s a tradition in my family.
Brantley Gates: It’s an interesting sport.
Pierce Cunningham: I get to lay someone out.
Caden Howell: It brings me joy.
Tim Hoctel: To have fun and hang with my friends
Davion Winton: I like to be aggressive and work as a team
Lexton Grafke I love teamwork and I love playing with the boys
Ryan French: I like the competition
How long have you been playing football?
Luciano: Nine years
Cooper: Eight years
Isaiah: Seven years
Lucas: Five years
Brantley: Two years
Pierce: Around ten years
Caden: Seven Years
Tim: Two Years
Davion: Around 11 years
Ryan: Nine years
Lexton: Around five years
Is it hard for you as you as a student to keep track of school and play football?
Lucas : No
Pierce : No
Davion: No, you just gotta really pay attention and really focus and don’t get stressed.
Lexton: Kind of
What position do you play and is it the position you wanted?
Luciano: Guard, etc.
Cooper: Defensive end
Isaiah: Punt, receives, cornerback
Lucas: Defensive end
Pierce: Right guard on offense and defense, defensive end
Caden: Starting running back
Tim: Middle Linebacker
Davion: Running back and wide receiver, corner, punt returner and kick returner
Ryan: Tight end, outside linebacker, quarterback
Lexton: Wide receiver, quarterback, yes
What is something you have learned from your coaches/team so far?
Lucas: How to work as a team
Pierce: Don’t rely on other people to get the job done
Caden: Everyone has to work together
Tim: 38 Buck G
Davion: Work ethic
Lexton: To play as a team
Ryan: Helping other teammates and encouraging them when they fail is good
Do you as a player like how the season is so far?
Lucas: Yes because we have a competitive team
Pierce: Yeah, the first game showed us what we need to work on
Caden: Yeah. I’d like at least one break a week
Davion: Yeah we’re doing good.
Do you think your team is good ?
Coach Creators: The team is still coming together, but they still have lots of promise.
Coach Hays: Absolutely
Do you as a coach think your players are hard workers
Coach Creators: Yes, the team works very hard at practice.
Coach Hays: For sure, there very hard working
What is something that your players have taught you this season?
Coach Creators: They taught me hard work pays off.
Coach Hays: They taught me resiliency.
How long have you been coaching?
Coach Creators: Seven years
Coach Hays: This is my first year.
Top row: Isaiah Vega, Cooper Bergman, Lucas Valverde, Luciano Riggi, Pierce Cunningham
Bottom Row: Tim Hoctel, Davion Winton, Caden Howell, Brantley Gates
Left: Lexton Grafke
Right: Ryan French