Thursday, December 22, 2016

Hamilton freshmen end season with tough loss to Unity Christian

The freshmen team warms up before a game.

The Hamilton freshmen football team lost a close game to Unity Christian last night by a final score of 28-23.

“We did not play our best game,” Coach Mark Behnke said, “but our kids fought hard right until the end.”

One major change for the team near the end of the season had to deal with the starting quarterback job.

Due to JV quarterback Brady Mudd’s injury, along with his back-up Gerrit Eding being called up to the varsity team, freshmen starter Alec Overbeek was moved up to the JV squad.

That left the job of being the head man in the huddle to the duo of Steven Redder and Lucas Reimink.

“Both of them did a great job learning a new position midway through the year,” Coach Jared Randall said. ” They were both unselfish and did what they could to help the team.”

Those who were around the Hamilton area yesterday knew there was a significant amount of rain. But both coaches said that it had little to no effect on their game-plan for this game.

Now that the season has ended, both coaches discussed what they observed over the course of the season.

“We learned a lot,” Coach Randell said, “and we got better each day.”

“In the end, we didn’t have the best record in the conference,”¬†Coach Behnke, “but there weren’t many teams that were better than ours this year.”

The freshmen team finished with a record of 6-3.

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