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New coach, new approach for Redhawk football

September 2, 2016
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The football team has worked extremely hard the past few weeks, and have consistently gotten better everyday", said new Head Coach Austin Pink at last Friday's scrimmage. The team tries to accomplish everything they do in "Above The Line" behavior, whether that be on the field, in the classroom, or life in general.

When asked what he means by Above the Line behavior Coach Pink continued, "By being above the line on the field, we strive to get 1 percent better everyday. If we can say we are better today than we were yesterday, we are headed in the right direction."

The coaching staff believes the 2016 Seniors have really grown in their leadership just during their first few weeks of football. The younger athletes look to them for guidance on how to do a drill correctly, or how to act when maybe something doesn't go their way.

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Pictured are, front row (L to R): Shelby McKinley, Zane Nelson, Ethan Deegan, Jack Dostal, Luke Pennell, Hailey Larsen, Parker Hulme, Zach Greiner, Chance Hulme, Cory Isenhower and Olivia Schrier. Second row: Ryan McLean, Cory Kennedy, Noah Kaufmann, Cael Kopriva, Jacob Gorder, Joe Earley, Will Earley, Parker Lunde, Tanner Calderwood, Peyton Willenbring, and Kameron Bergen. Third row: Noah Bond, Trinity Grimm, Spencer Larsen, Brent Billerbeck, Tom McDermott, Head Coach Austin Pink, Blade Bradley, Dan Schmitt, Joel Larsen, Jack Halupnick, Nick Sierra, and Caleb DeBoef. Fourth row: Breck Hulme, Izach Hensen, Hale Hulme, Logan Brubaker, Cael Even, Zade Podhajsky, Michael Krienert, Keegan Rohlfsen, Orion Hanson, Tyler Morrison, Chase Morrison, Tayten Payne, Skyler Staker and Andrew Boldt.

By setting their goal of getting better everyday, the team is able to push themselves as hard as they can for the entire practice. By doing this, their ultimate goal gets a little closer each day.

The Redhawk Football Players and Coaches would like to thank everyone who made the Dennis Field renovation possible. It really is an unbelievable upgrade and it couldn't have been done without all of the wonderful volunteers this summer. Along with his appreciation for the facility renovations Coach Pink and the staff are asking for the support of the entire North Tama community and want to invite everyone to come out and root on all of your Redhawk athletes this fall!

The Redhawk Football team is being led this year by newcomer Head Coach Austin Pink. He is assisted this fall by Tom McDermott, Jack Halupnick, Brent Billerbeck, Dan Schmitt, Joel Larsen, Blade Bradley, Craig Greiner with Shawn Larmore, and Brody Hulme coaching the Junior High Football Team.

After a tough 41-6 loss last Friday against North Linn, the Redhawks having been working hard and take on non-district foe BCLUW at Dennis Field.



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