A Good Season Feels Too Short

Boston Trent

Junior high football finishes season strong with win over Royalton


Have you ever been so far ahead in a sporting event where it seemed too good to be true? That’s what it seemed like for Maple Lake’s youth football team in the final game of their season. The boys have been positive all year and in their final game, they beat down on Royalton with a score of 40-12.  “I forgot our record, but I know it was okay,” said eighth grader Brayden Fobbe. 

Many kids play football because they either have a dream of making it a career, their parents want them to play, they love the intensity, or they want to have fun and make friends. “I play football because it’s fun and I’m good at it,” said eighth grader Landon Salmela.

It’s pretty known that if one practices something or works at something, people tend to improve on what they are working towards. This belief held true for the football team who started off the season with a few losses, so they worked harder, tweaked some things, and got results. “The season went well; we got a lot better towards the end of the season and won more,” said eighth grader Ethan Paumen.

Although they hadn’t expected it to happen, they came out of the season with a positive record.