Heroes of the Gridiron

Heroes of the Gridiron : The Story of the El Dorado Cougars' Comeback - the Perfect Season of 2014, Black and White Edition

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“I will forever remember the year we were 10-0.” Coach Joe Volek An attitude adjustment led to a reversal of a decades long losing streak on the gridiron. The acronym "CLARP" (Confidence, Love, Ambition, Respect, Perseverance) serves as the team's abbreviated motto, forming a valuable addition to the team's non-huddle/spread attack. Beginning with a very young group of athletes as freshmen in 2011, Coach Volek, Quarterback Nick Bonniksen and "the best team ever" made history. El Dorado went 3-7 in 2012, Volek's first season as head coach. Bonniksen and wide receiver/defensive back Zach Culp took their lumps as sophomores on varsity that season. 2013 saw the Cougars with a winning record (6-4) and a playoff bid for the first time in decades. As seniors, the impossible dream of a perfect season was realized, with a 10-0 record, a first ever in the 111 year history of the school. season ended sooner than later for El Dorado, This story is one of guts finally paying off in glory for the Cougar Football Family, the history of which inspires, challenges, and demands excellence from all.show more

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  • Paperback | 212 pages
  • 215.9 x 215.9 x 12.19mm | 494.41g
  • Createspace Independent Pub
  • English
  • 1508426163
  • 9781508426165