2012 a New Start for Fleetwood Football

Posted on October 18, 2012 by

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The Fleetwood Area High School Football team is looking to improve their record from previous years. With new coach Martinez on the job, the team feels they understand the game a lot more.

The Tigers’ star running back Tyler Emge thinks they will have a successful season because they have had close games and have been competitive. He does not think there is any reason they cannot win.

“One thing we have to improve on this year is mental mistakes and stupid penalties,” Emge said.

Other than that, the team feels that to be successful this season they have to stay injury free. Although they did not have the best start, the Tigers believe they can turn it around and win more games.

“I feel really good about this season.  We have a good team!” Sophomore Shaq Cobb said.

Fleetwood won their first game 24-8 against Octorara, which gave them a lot of hope for the year.

The Tigers’ defense is ranked fifth in Berks County right now and only allowed 232 total yards so far this season. This is a big achievement for a team that has been 2-28 over the past three seasons.

Captain and quarterback Stephen Hilborn started off the season with an average game going 3-for-9 for 53 yards. On offence, the running game had the biggest impact on the win.

“We have the right components on this team to go far this season. If you’re bored on your Friday night, come out and support the team and have a good time,” kicker and sophomore Matt Hook said.

Hook has had a good season so far, just barely missing the Fleetwood record by one yard, kicking a 39-yard-field goal.

The team hopes to have a very successful season and feels they can do so if everything goes as planned. This could be the season that changes the name of Fleetwood Football. The student body certainly hopes this is a new beginning for this team.

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