Senior football players, coach express feelings of assuredness going in to Turkey Day

Webster football players participated in the last game of their 2018 season on Thursday, November 22, against the Kirkwood Pioneers, ending 34-75, Kirkwood taking the Bell for the sixth year in a row. Photo by Eleanor Marshall.

With the celebration of Turkey Day comes the last game for football players of the Class of 2019.

This was the last time the senior players played in the same place at the same time in this fashion. Some will go on to play in college, but in many ways that will be a different experience.

About the game, senior Kevin Brock said, “[My feelings] won’t affect how I play. I play hard every game until the clock hits 00:00.”

Senior Jack Meyer said, “Turkey day is a great tradition because it guarantees every player, especially seniors, at least one more game after playoffs.”

Brock said, “I will miss the family football created with people I wouldn’t even talk to.”

Meyer said. “I will definitely miss the camaraderie and family aspect of playing with all of the friends I’ve made over the past four years, especially my seniors.”

Brock said, “Football was the only thing that made me what to come to school even though we lost every game I loved how people still cheered us on.”

Coach Cliff Ice said, “The last game is always special. The seniors know that it will be the last time they may ever step onto a football field and compete. It is a very emotional day.

Ice said, of this group of seniors, that even with some of the troubles he’s had, with many injuries befalling them, “I am proud of the perseverance our seniors have shown, the sense of family. Our team is very close because of the adversity.”

Ice said, “ I love having a chance to bring the Bell back home where it belongs.”

Maeve Taylor – Podcast Editor 

This is Maeve Taylor’s first year on the Echo. She found her niche in audio while taking journalism her freshman year.

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