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Abilene Eagles different team same goals

By Janice Coleman



The Abilene High Eagles football team is off to a great start this season. As of September 25th, they are undefeated in pre-district play, including a tough fought battle to the end with the Abilene Cooper Cougars. {{more}} That game was one of the four games played so far by the Eagles, resulting in their 4-0 record leading up to District play Friday, September 26th at Shotwell Stadium against the Burleson Elks. The Elks are 1-3. Previous wins were against Plano East with a 55-17 score, Ft. Worth Dunbar with a 58-14 score, and Tyler Lee with a 24-7 score this past Friday. The Eagles are one of two Class 5A teams to go into District play undefeated. The other team is from North Richland Hills. After their season opener, Abilene High quarterback, Warren, when asked about playing different teams this year, stated, “Change is good and this was just the first game. We still have several games to play.” Receiver Prentice Ashford stated, “We have to keep getting better and do better everyday. There’s always room for improvement”. He also stressed that it was just the first game and they still had the same goal in mind, which is going all the way, regardless of whom their opponents might be! Although the Eagles toughest fought game seems to have been against the Cougars so far, the Eagles don’t seem to be taking anything for granted against the teams in their District. The focus seems to be on improving in areas that may be lacking and getting better and better, regardless of their opponent’s record. We wish success to all of our local teams this season and encourage the community to go out and support those teams as much as possible!

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