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Practicing under Friday-night-light conditions, Cooper Thomas ’20 and Ian Wheeler ’19 are working on their linebacker reads and first-steps. Wheeler has stepped in as linebacker and will play both sides of the ball, continuing his position as starting running back.

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February 20, 2019
After the conclusion of conditioning, the entire team huddles to listen to Coach McGuire’s comments on practice and note any new announcements for the week’s agenda. Every practice is ended with a prayer of intentions and an Our-Father, with each team member holding hands, symbolizing their strong connection as a true family.

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February 20, 2019
Being the most athletic members of the football team, wide-receiver coach Kierrie “KJ” Johnson challenges the skill players, expecting the most effort and the fastest times during their end-of-the-practice sprints.

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February 20, 2019
Conditioning can often be neglected from a regular team’s practice; however, Eagle football players do not shy away from this aspect, even when they are pushed to the very limit of their abilities. Just when you think practice is over, Coach McGuire yells “sideline” and everybody competes, with Daniel Coco, Jamal Jenkins, and Josh Madden leading the charge.

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February 20, 2019
Part of practice is learning from your mistakes. Head coach Rich McGuire is very involved in his practice, pictured here correcting his middle linebacker Austin Castro ’19.

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February 20, 2019
Even when they are not participating in a certain drill, Eagle football players observe from the sidelines, taking mental notes and improving their game every way they can. Jamal Jenkins ‘19 is seen taking mental reps, eager to go in and perform to his highest capacity.

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February 20, 2019
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