RPR football team — a lesson in drive

Thursday, October 15, 2020
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(Photo by Cole Satrom) The 2020 Reed Point-Rapelje football team.

When the Reed Point-Rapelje Renegade football team began its season this year, it did so with nine players — seven from the Reed Point High School and two from the Rapelje High School.

Given the fact that the squad plays 6-man ball, it was a doable scenario.

At the start of the year, the team suffered two seasonending injuries, whittling that already-tight number down to seven.

And then came an accident just before Homecoming that knocked the squad down to six, which meant every player was on the field for every single play.

Down, but not out. Not by a long shot.

Last week, with a roster of seven players, the team hit the field again for a punishing game against the Bridger Scouts that ended in a 75-0 loss.

“The game did not go as we would have wanted…but we played hard and improved as a team. We are taking what we learned from our game against Bridger and doing some quick fixing to be more prepared for our upcoming game against Gardner High School on Wednesday night,” said Coach Lamb.

The team is comprised of seniors Tyson Ott and Trent Ott, junior Keaton Heller, sophomores Trevor Clark, Nate Cain, Dawson Otis and Matt Brubaker and freshman Ryan Shapley and Jacob Broyles. The team is winless this season.

“I have been very impressed by their commitment to the game and the season as a whole. I believe that their love of the game and the pride they have for their team is what is driving them,” said Lamb. “As a team, we are great at always keeping our head up and playing like there is nothing to lose. I could not have been more proud to be the head football coach of the RPR Renegades.”