Football Season Historic in More Ways Than One Another story line to the fairy tale season of the Eudora football team was the relationship between head coach Gregg Webb and starting quarterback Derek Webb. The father-son duo helped lead the team to a historic season finish as state runners-up with a 12-2 record. Coach Webb has coached all four of his kids in various sports. From the football field to the basketball court, he has come to know each of his kids in different ways by coaching them for a couple hours every day. “I know every one of my kids,” said Webb. “We’ve had good moments, and we’ve had bad moments where I’ve screamed at them.” Coach Webb’s screaming is enough to make even the toughest of football players shake in their cleats. “He’s more aware of who I am and what I want, and so it doesn’t really bother him too much when I get upset or something, he’s just kind of used to it, I guess, and kinda takes it for what it is,” says Coach Webb. Assistant Coach, Ty Pattison agrees, “I think Derek could just calm the team down.” Pattison explained that because of Derek’s personal relationship with his head coach, he might have been less intimidated and more focused on the message instead of the way it was delivered. Having his father as a coach taught Derek life lessons that may not have been learned any other way. “He taught me that things aren’t just going to come to you,” said Derek. “If you want something bad enough, you need to put hard work and effort into it.” Which is exactly what football is all about: putting in the extra effort in order to dominate your opponent, working hard in practice whether you feel like it or not. It’s that hard work and determination that led the Eudora football team to a state championship game. Both Derek and Coach Webb agree that the time together has helped build the relationship they have today. Although not perfect, that relationship reflected on the football field throughout the 2011 season. Although the end result was not as hoped, Coach Webb, Derek and the rest of the dedicated players and coaching staff taught Eudora that although the outcome is meaningful, it is not nearly as important as the journey along the way.
Talent Show In The Works by Auston Katzfey Senior Advisory committee is working on putting together a talent show. The talent show would be open to any high school student who feels he or she posses a special skill that should be showcased. A short audition process would take place after Winter Break, in order to make sure such talents are worthy. After the auditions, students would then be notified as to whether or not they made final cuts. The hope is that the talent
show will take place in late January or early February. Admissions to the show will be free and the show will not be affiliated with any club or organization at the high school. So, fellow students perhaps Winter Break would be a good time to get together with your friends and come up with an act to preform at the show. It will be a lot of fun and an opportunity you will want to take full advantage of.
UPCOMING IN SPORTS Boys Basketball EHS Invatational December 5th, 6th and 8th vs. Louisburg @Louisburg December 13th, 7:30 p.m. vs. Wellsville @Wellsvill December 16th, 7:30 p.m.
Girls Basketball Paola Invatational December 5th, 6th and 8th vs. Louisburg @Louisburg December 13th, 6:00 pm vs. Wellsville @Wellsvill December 16th, 7:30p.m.
Wrestling Tournament of Champions December 9th and 10th Duel vs. Wellsville @Wellsville December 10th, 4:15 p.m. Emporia Winter Classic December 17th, 9:00 am Play Tryouts will be held December 6th & 7th. Contact Mrs. Lawrence for more information. Scholars Bowl League @ Eudora on January 9th at 4:oo p.m.
Strings Club will meet Dec. 1 & 15 in room E-108. See Mr. Pickett for details.
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