Eaton shows dominance over Valley and Northridge

Promising future lies ahead of Eaton Reds football.


Quinci Johnson, Social Media Editor

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  • Senior Judson Church catches a pass to score during scrimmage against Valley.

  • Quarterback Ty Garnhart (12) hands the ball off to running back, Gage Butler (10).

  • Quarterback Ty Garnhart (12) throws a touchdown pass.

  • Safety Spencer Renfroe (11) makes an open field tackle on Valley receiver.

  • Forty plus football players line up to congratulate players from Northridge at their first scrimmage.

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The Eaton Reds come back from summer ready to take on their first game on August 31st. Many hours were spent in the weight room and on the field to prepare for their upcoming season. The hard work the boys have put in throughout the preseason will be shown against their first opponent Sterling.

After graduating 21 seniors last year, who each played a major role on the team, the 2019 team is very young. The young team is promising though as head coach Lemon said, “The lack of experience is my biggest concern, but we have great talent and great leadership.” Among those leaders are Seniors Matt Salazar, Henry Fritzler, Jackson Contreras, Danny Chavez, and Ty Garnhart. The Reds football team also added a new member to its coaching staff, former University of Northern Colorado wide receivers coach, Larry Adams. Adams was the coach at UNC during their national championship years.

Due to Eaton’s big upset against Platte Valley last year in the playoffs, Lemon said, “They will most likely be the hardest game with the Broncos seeking revenge.” The Eaton Red’s main team goals for this upcoming season is to make the playoffs. Lemon said, “Once we make the playoffs, we know we are dangerous.” The Reds proved their strength during the scrimmage against the Valley Vikings and the Northridge Grizzlies. With a promising season ahead, the Reds continue to practice to prepare them for their season opener.