The Eagles Football Season Comes to an End
On November 2, 2011 the Eagles played in their first ever playoff football game. The game against the Savannah Savages was held at Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph, MO.
The conditions for the seven o’clock tip off were definitely not ideal for the players or fans.
“It was one of the coldest games I’ve ever played in,” senior Zach Stark said. Despite the temperature, the support from the fans did not decrease.
“The game was absolutely freezing, but to say we were there, it was completely worth it, even though we lost,” junior Jessica Wawiorka said.
The Eagles were facing harsh conditions and a tough opponent to beat. Even so, the spirits of the players were high.
“There was a lot of emotion at the beginning of the game, everyone was ready to go,” Stark said.
By half time the Eagles were down 21-0. At the start of the third quarter momentum was picked back up with an 87-yard touchdown run by junior, Antwynn Beavers.
The Savages quickly responded with their own touchdown, making the score 28-7.
The final touchdown of the game was a 42-yard pass from senior Garrett Loew to fellow senior Austin Haywood.
The Eagles fell to the Savages with a score of 35-14. Looking back at their final game, and their season the football players are at a loss of what do now.
“It’s like you live and breath football for a long time, and then all of a sudden, it’s over,” senior Jordan Horn said.
The last game was the end of many of the senior’s football careers.
“Now that it’s over I feel like twelve years of work are gone,” Stark said.
The Liberty North community is sad to see the end of the 2011 football season, but many positive things came from it. A major improvement in all aspects of the game, the players and fans, was shown throughout the year.
“Our season was way better, we just barely got our feet wet last year, and went all in this year,” Stark said.
The success of the Eagles football team gives high hopes for future Eagles.