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Trojans showcase squads, talents

By Justin Webster | Aug 20, 2018
Photo by: Photo submitted by Heidi Bowman

Friday night was the semi-annual “Meet the Trojans” introduction event at FHS with fall sports taking the lead and HyVee helping the school raise money with a cookout during the intrateam scrimmages.

Activities Director Jeff Courtright accepted a big check from the Trojan Booster Club and the cross country, cheer, girls swimming, volleyball and football teams were introduced before the latter two held scrimmages.

Senior Blair Bowman is excited that the swim team has nearly doubled in size from last season and has been working towards competing in the 200 individual medley and the 100 breaststroke by swimming 2,500 meters a day.

Fellow senior, Danille Elliott has been on the team all four years and is ready to spend her final year of high school doing what she loves and is currently working on the 50 and 100 freestyle races and the 100 backstroke along with “some relays.”

Junior Erica Olson is less specific with her goals, just doing general “workout stuff” to get ready for any “crazy new” opportunities that may arise. She’s also thinking about trying the backstroke this season.

Drew Martin is ready for his junior campaign as well, and is ready to fill in the big shoes left from last season.

“I’m trying to keep the defense on their feet and moving,” explained Martin. “I’m ready to step up and I’m hoping to lead the team in tackles.”

Quarterback Carson Crile is excited to work with a new group for his senior season and said that his job isn’t to worry about throwing or being mobile, it’s to run the play that’s called and make sure he sells a fake as hard as he’d give a handoff.

Personnally, Crile said he’s focused on forgeting any mistakes made and being more confident and precise with his decisions and actions.

Tailback Tristin Waugh is tired of shucking and jiving fellow Trojans and is ready to hit someone else.

“We’re looking forward to seeing Knoxville and getting some competition so we can get Pearl Smith Field rocking.”

With the successes that Crile and Waugh have had along with their Class of 2019, they said they expect to win and are learning from their coaches how to keep fighting through adversity when it does arise.

“If we execute as a team, we should be able to compete for a district title and put Fairfield football back on the map,” suggested Waugh who said it’s be nice to rush for 1,000 himself, but there are so many things that could factor into that.

Everysport-athlete Jack Weaton is ready to take on a new role as defensive end after missing his sophomore season and getting limited time last year as a tight end.

“They told me last Monday that they want me to try DE because I’m tall and can get good leverage off the ball,” shared Weaton.

“At first I wasn’t sure, but tonight I got to hit some people and started to feel it. It’s a different ballgame when you put the helmet on,” said the senior with a laugh.

“Being involved is a big part of my life and sports has been that outlet. Somewhere I don’t have to be the nice kid.”


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