The football team trains for success.

September 16, 2021


Joseph Brummer

The football team practices everyday after school.

“Our main goal is to get better each week. We try to make progress as we go on and try to build our successes from week to week,” is football coach Joseph Brummer’s main goal for the team this season. The Trojans fell to the Glenwood Rams 38-0 and the Kuemper Knights 34-0. Against Shenandoah, Atlantic won 37-13. To prepare for the season, the team went to a camp at Simpson College in July, hosted a football camp, lifted, and more. 

Brummer would describe the season as “Progress.” With 67 kids out, they’re working hard. “We’re going in the right direction. We had 17 new starters from a year ago and we’re building on some success and more experience. We’re definitely getting there, it’s just not the desired results that we want.”

Football is more than a game though. The team gave a football to Carroll Kuempers’ Austin Molloff who is battling cancer. The team also wore blue socks and was there for Shenendoah for Grace Johnson, who passed the month prior.

“Practices are hopefully getting more intense, more physical, and a lot of hitting. We do lots of offensive time, individual time, team time. With some special team sprinkled in there, we have some intense tempo practices that we get after pretty well,” said Brummer. He would encourage anyone interested to go out and get involved.

The next game is against Ballard on September 17.

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