Bolt’s Boys

Vivian Engen and Emily Cherkassky, staff writer

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What does it take to be a Varsity Football player? According to Reed Boltman, he expects his players to eat 3,550 to 5,000 calories a day, get 8-10 of sleep, and devote 3-4 hours a day to the sport through lifting, practice, and watching film.

“We have a group of players with high ACT scores and GPA’s along with good common sense about taking care of their bodies.” said Coach Boltmann. According to junior Marley Allison, two model players are senior Cavonte Johnson who is “super committed” and senior Nick Rallis, “the goody two-shoes when it comes to football.” Senior Tory Dalbec  claims that one of the most valuable players might be senior Hunter Fitzgerald. “He works so hard” said Dalbec of his teammate.

When talking with captain Jake Remes, it seemed that the players and coach Bolt were on the same page. “Bolt holds us to high standards, expecting us to sleep 8-10 hours a night, work hard, and stay eligible in school” said the captain. Dalbec added that teammates shouldn’t be “messing around” or “getting into trouble” to succeed as a team.

Just like last year, the team played the Hopkins Royals on Homecoming. But this year, the Hornets came out on top, winning a nail-biter against the Royals 14-7. The players credit their victory to a more experienced and dedicated squad, along with a spirited student section.

In the words of Reed Boltmann, “attitude and effort will take you a long way in whatever you do in life.” It certainly has for the Hornets football team.

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