Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Undefeated Friend Football Team Gets Noticed

Tomorrow's Lincoln Journal Star will run a feature story on the next-door Friend High School football team, which is 9-0 and is heading into the second round of the Class D-1 State Playoffs.

See the story here.

The Class D-1 fifth-ranked Bulldogs will take on Diller-Odell at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

The Journal Star's story features Zemua Baptista, who leads the undefeated Bulldogs with 1,321 yards rushing after going for 201 yards and four touchdowns last week. 

Baptista said the close-knit nature of team makes the hard work seem easier. "It's really upbeat. Every day going to practice, it isn't like a chore. It's like hanging out with our friends," he said. "There's a lot of trust. The kid to the left of me isn't going to do anything I wouldn't be willing to do for him. I'm ready to fight for them."

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