Eagles Down, Spirits High

Going into the game against Lewiston-Altura, Dover-Eyota was 0-2.

After going up against a tough team week one where they had the lead at one point against Stewartville, the Eagles suffered a few injuries injuries causing the team to find new players for those positions last minute.

“We had to get a new quarterback ready, but our kids rose to the occasion and we played a pretty good football game on Friday night (week 2),” says Head Football Coach Brian Harris.

Harris says his team can only keep improving week by week.

“We have one of the toughest schedules we have had and we have had a few of injuries. We have a couple new teams, Lewiston this week which we haven’t played in about 4 years and Cannon Falls who we have never played,” says Harris. “We definitely have a tough schedule, but we just want to keep getting better and hopefully make a run in 3A football.”

Harris also is the head coach for girls basketball and says that he is looking forward to have a strong, but young team this year.

“I’ll have a sophomore and freshman starting guard for me, so this will be as young as I have ever been in all the years I have coached basketball,” says Harris. “We have a lot of talent, but hardly any height.”

Football is the same on terms of having a young talented team according to Harris.

Harris also says it is still about the day to day improvement and competing with teams that people expect them not to win, but they either beat them or they are right there.


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