Reds football continues season undefeated

Eaton beats Platte Valley 32-0

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Emily Hogsett, News Editor

The Eaton Reds football season is off to a victorious start.  The Reds are three games into the season and have won all three, with two of them being shutouts.  

The season-opener game for the Reds was a home game before school started against Sterling.  The game resulted in an Eaton win of 63-0.  The following week, the Reds traveled to Elizabeth for a 31-7 finish.  After the two games, Ethan Florez (22) was leading Eaton in all-purpose yards with 254 yards total.  On Saturday, Eaton traveled to Platte Valley for another shutout 32-0.  

“My best play of the night was when Platte Valley was on the goal line and ran the ball, and I shot to the backfield and got a tackle for a loss preventing a touchdown,” said Florez.  “The best life lesson that I have learned from football is trusting other people to do their job and know that job is.”

Senior kicker, Jose Lopez (22) put six points on the scoreboard for the Reds.  Carrying the ball into the endzone was Ryan Dirksen (22), Zac Grable (23), Morgan Tribbett (23), and Walker Martin (23).  

“I think my best play was the touchdown pass to Zac before halftime.  It gave us a lot of momentum heading into the second half,” Martin said. “ There is always something to improve on each week, but the main thing I would say is to not let up in the second half.”  

Last year, Eaton football brought home the 2020 2A state championship putting a target on their backs for other teams to beat.  “Coming into the season everyone is going to want to beat the defending champs.  The hardest thing about being number one is staying number one,” Martin said.   

The Red’s homecoming game is around the corner and will be against Faith Christian who is currently ranked 24 in 2A football.  Going into their homecoming week, the Reds are ranked first in 2A football followed by Resurrection Christian in second according to CHSAA now.    

Head Coach Zac Lemon said he thought Resurrection Christian could be the Red’s hardest game.  “It’s looking like it will be a number one versus a number two,” Coach Lemon said.