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    andrewlin

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    boys varsity football

    Post  andrewlin on Wed Oct 07, 2009 10:09 am

    It seems the theme of this year’s varsity football team is redemption. Though the beginning of their campaign was riddled with iniquities and plagued by misfortune, the Apache football team transcended their initial losses as the season progressed. With a now _________ record, and with the last _______ wins in the last ______ games, the only question that remains is “Can they keep it up?”

    It’s true the season began with a 13-27 loss against Monrovia and a heart-rending 0-40 against St. Francis, but the team remained stalwart. [INSERT OPTIMISTIC QUOTE. ALSO MAYBE PROSPECTS FOR LATER IN THE SEASON. ALSO MAYBE COACH’S COMMENTS ON WHAT THEY NEED TO WORK ON, SPECIFICALLY WITH RESPECT TO THESE COUPLE GAMES.]

    And so armed with the lessons they gained from the previous two games, the Apaches faced off against long-time rival Temple City on Friday, Sept. 25. Having taken the stinging hits only two weeks before with St. Francis and the week before that with Monrovia, the team was eager to redeem itself and crush the next challenger. And that their opponent was Temple City, historically known to hate on us Arcadians, only made their blood boil even hotter. Thus, it came as no surprise that Arcadians and Temple City-ers alike were outraged when the match ended in a 28-28 tie.

    Though football games almost never end in ties, this particular one did due to the whims of a small, select group of men: the referees. The men refused to umpire an overtime period, insisting that they were paid only to preside over the hour or so allotted for the game—but no more. Because of how competitive and valiant the game was, with both teams trading leads numerous times throughout the evening, it would be insufficient to say that people were disappointed. [QUOTES ABOUT HOW ANGRY THE FOOTBALL TEAM IS.}

    Then on Oct. 1 the team finally got the win they deserved. The Apaches dynamited the Glendale Nitros with a final score of 34-16.


    stil got two or three more games, quotes from coach and players

    ashleychi

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    Re: boys varsity football

    Post  ashleychi on Sat Oct 10, 2009 7:38 pm

    EDIT 1

    It seems the theme of this year’s varsity football team is redemption. Though the beginning of their campaign was riddled with iniquities and plagued by misfortune, the Apache football team transcended their initial losses as the season progressed. With a now _________ record, and with the last _______ wins in the last ______ games, the only question that remains is “Can they keep it up?”

    It’s true the season began with a 13-27 loss against Monrovia and a heart-rending 0-40 against St. Francis, but the team remained stalwart. [INSERT OPTIMISTIC QUOTE. ALSO MAYBE PROSPECTS FOR LATER IN THE SEASON. ALSO MAYBE COACH’S COMMENTS ON WHAT THEY NEED TO WORK ON, SPECIFICALLY WITH RESPECT TO THESE COUPLE GAMES.]

    And so [delete] armed with the lessons they gained from the previous two games, the Apaches faced off against long-time rival Temple City on Friday, Sept. 25. Having taken the stinging hits only two weeks before with St. Francis and the week before that with Monrovia, the team was eager to redeem itself and crush the next challenger. And that their opponent was Temple City, historically known to hate on us Arcadians, only made their blood boil even hotter. Thus, it came as no surprise that Arcadians and Temple City-ers alike were outraged when the match ended in a 28-28 tie.

    Though football games almost never end in ties, this particular one did due to the whims of a small, select group of men: the referees. The men refused to umpire an overtime period, insisting that they were paid only to preside over the hour or so allotted for the game—but no more. Because of how competitive and valiant the game was, with both teams trading leads numerous times throughout the evening, it would be insufficient to say that people were disappointed. [QUOTES ABOUT HOW ANGRY THE FOOTBALL TEAM IS.}

    Then [delete] on Oct. 1 [comma] the team finally got the win they deserved. The Apaches dynamited the Glendale Nitros with a final score of 34-16.


    stil got two or three more games, quotes from coach and players

    andrewlin

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    Post  andrewlin on Tue Oct 13, 2009 9:13 pm

    It seems the theme of this year’s varsity football team is redemption. Though the beginning of their campaign was riddled with iniquities and plagued by misfortune, the Apache football team transcended their initial losses as the season progressed. With a now _________ record, and with the last _______ wins in the last ______ games, the only question that remains is “Can they keep it up?”

    It’s true the season began with a 13-27 loss against Monrovia and a heart-rending 0-40 against St. Francis, but the team remained stalwart. [INSERT OPTIMISTIC QUOTE. ALSO MAYBE PROSPECTS FOR LATER IN THE SEASON. ALSO MAYBE COACH’S COMMENTS ON WHAT THEY NEED TO WORK ON, SPECIFICALLY WITH RESPECT TO THESE COUPLE GAMES.]

    And so armed with the lessons they gained from the previous two games, the Apaches faced off against long-time rival Temple City on Friday, Sept. 25. Having taken the stinging hits only two weeks before with St. Francis and the week before that with Monrovia, the team was eager to redeem itself and crush the next challenger. And that their opponent was Temple City, historically known to hate on us Arcadians, only made their blood boil even hotter. Thus, it came as no surprise that Arcadians and Temple City-ers alike were outraged when the match ended in a 28-28 tie.

    Though football games almost never end in ties, this particular one did due to the whims of a small, select group of men: the referees. The men refused to umpire an overtime period, insisting that they were paid only to preside over the hour or so allotted for the game—but no more. Because of how competitive and valiant the game was, with both teams trading leads numerous times throughout the evening, it would be insufficient to say that people were disappointed. [QUOTES ABOUT HOW ANGRY THE FOOTBALL TEAM IS.}

    Then on Oct. 1, the team finally got the win they deserved. The Apaches dynamited the Glendale Nitros with a final score of 34-16.


    stil got two or three more games, quotes from coach and players

    andrewlin

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    Join date : 2009-09-01

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    Post  andrewlin on Sun Oct 25, 2009 11:41 pm

    It seems the theme of this year’s varsity football team is redemption. Though its campaign has been riddled with iniquities and plagued by misfortune, the Apache football team has managed in a number of brief, glorious moments to transcend their losses. With a now 1-5 overall record with one tie, and with the last win four games ago, perhaps the most pressing question is “Can they pick themselves up again?”
    It’s true the season began with a 13-27 loss against Monrovia and a heart-rending 0-40 against St. Francis, but the team has remained stalwart. In fact, each member has become even more committed to his teammates, as demonstrated by senior Philip He, who said, “the aspirations I have for myself is to help the team achieve more wins and get into the playoffs… For the underclassmen I want to help them gain experience and become better as players on the field and as strong individuals off the field.”
    In fact, it is that camaraderie and sense of obligation to fellow teammates that binds the team together as a single cohesive unit. Senior Garrett Tuck explained that “our greatest strength is our team chemistry. We’re close and that helps us a lot.” However, he also admitted that the team’s greatest “weakness is that we are inexperienced and don't have much depth.” He then went on to cite the lack of school interest and participation in football as a possible explanation for the team’s current depth, adding that “our school has 4,000 people and only 30 are on the varsity team.”
    And so armed with the lessons they gained from the previous two games, the Apaches faced off against the long-time rival Temple City on Friday, Sept. 25. Having taken the stinging hits only two weeks before with St. Francis and the week before that with Monrovia, the team was eager to redeem itself and crush the next challenger. And that their opponent was Temple City, historically known to hate on us Arcadians, only made their blood boil even hotter. Thus, it came as no surprise that Arcadians and Temple City-ers alike were outraged when the match ended in a 28-28 tie.
    Though football games these days almost never end in ties, this particular one did due to the whims of a small, select group of men: the referees. The men refused to umpire an overtime period, insisting that they were paid only to preside over the few hours or so allotted for the game—but no more. According to Coach Dimalante, "They just told me it wasn't a league game and we weren't going to do overtime. They just decided that they weren't… In the end they said, `If you guys want to play, go ahead and play. We're leaving.' "
    And because of how competitive and valiant the game was, with both teams trading leads numerous times throughout the evening, it would be insufficient to say that people were disappointed. The ensuing firestorm stretched into the following weeks. What began as an immediate, visceral reaction of booing and hissing on the part of that night’s spectators soon took another shape in the next day’s deluge of phone calls to the San Gabriel Valley Football Officials Association's offices. The search for who was to be held accountable was on, ending only when a special meeting convened to discuss the outcome of the game. There the referees acknowledged that what they did was wrong and not by the rulebook, beginning the long process of rectification.
    Then on Oct. 1, the team finally got the win they deserved. The Apaches dynamited the Glendale Nitros with a final score of 34-16. According to senior Philip He’s observations, the team beat Glendale primarily because of “our offensive line being able to block for Rodney and Everett all game long while protecting Myles our quarterback.”
    However, on Oct. 9 the Apaches lost to Pasadena a narrow 14 to 19. Though the team’s defense did well, the offense just could not capitalize on all the opportunities it was presented. Senior Philip He lamented, “We were upset by Pasadena since we have not lost to them in 12 or 13 years.”
    Game play improved slightly a week later with Muir, but not enough to knock off a win. “The team played really well. We were driving on them the whole time but had too many turnovers,” as senior Garrett Tuck admitted. And the week after that, the team came short of a victory in a bout with Burroughs.
    However, the season has yet to end, and the Apaches remain ever vigilant. The raw materials for a team are all there—devoted team, strong individuals—but the finished product is still a work in progress.

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