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By Garth Meyer
Gazette Reporter 

Eagles return veteran group for 2019 football


September 5, 2019

The St. John/Endicott/ LaCrosse Eagles are back on the football field, set to open the 2019 season at Colton Friday at 7 p.m.

Practice started on Aug. 21 with harvest taking players away at various times.

"Some kids still with a little acreage that they're cutting," said second-year varsity coach Rich Hallenius.

The team has 21 kids on the roster, a group which went to a team camp in Ephrata over the summer.

"A lot of kids didn't know where Ephrata was," Hallenius said.

They slept on the floor of the science room of the high school, a veteran group of eight seniors, six that played last ye...

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