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Bethel Wildcats Hometown Heroes: ‘Respect’ / This Week’s Young Honored Athletes / First in a Series

Report by Paula Antolini
September 23, 2018, 6:42PM EDT

 

Bethel Wildcats Hometown Heroes: ‘Respect’ / This Week’s Young Honored Athletes / First in a Series

Each week during the season, Bethel Youth Football (BYF) and Competitive Cheer (CC) coaches focus on one life skill and honor one athlete from each team who goes above and beyond the game by exhibiting that life skill on the field, at home, in school and in our community.

Please help us celebrate these wonderful athletes who continue to prove that Football is more than just a game.

This week’s feature: ‘RESPECT’

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Lucas McGerity

Age: 5
Nickname: Lu
Favorite Position: Running back

What does Respect mean to you?
Being happy and kind to people.
How did you show respect this week at home or school?
I play with the kids at school.
What is your favorite thing about Bethel?
Playing Football!
What should other kids who haven’t played yet know about Bethel Football?
This is the most important is being kind and safe but, tough too at the same time.
What goes through your mind when you’re out there playing for the Wildcats?
Like, I don’t think anything, I’m just having fun out there.
Any final thoughts for your fans?
Be safe out there!

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Joseph Ferrante

Age: 8
Nickname: Joey
Favorite Position: Running back

What does Respect mean to you?
It means to listen and to be kind to your coaches and teammates.
How did you show respect this week at home or school?
It was at home and I let my sister use something that I was going to use.
What is your favorite thing about Bethel?
The sports and my friends!
What should other kids who haven’t played yet know about Bethel Football?
That we will probably be great and something they should be excited for is playing against Brookfield.
What goes through your mind when you’re out there playing for the Wildcats?
Hard work.
Any final thoughts for your fans?
Hi!

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Matthew Tarzia

Age: 10
Nickname: Matt
Favorite Position: Tight end

What does Respect mean to you?
Respect means that you don’t touch the equipment when coach tells you not to
and at the end of practice you are not chucking footballs at your other teammates face.
How did you show respect this week at home or school?
At home I did my chores and I didn’t tell my mom that I would do my chores. At school, I held the door for someone.
What is your favorite thing about Bethel?
Many things like the sports!
What should other kids who haven’t played yet know about Bethel Football?
They should know that it is very fun. It’s not just like you put on shoulder pads and just start ramming into people. You actually have to learn before you go to catch a pass. It’s not like “here put on these shoulder pads and scrimmage.” They actually tell you how to do things.
What goes through your mind when you’re out there playing for the Wildcats?
I think about where I am suppose to be when blocking and when I’m on defense what my job is.
Any final thoughts for your fans?
Hello!

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Bob Fiengo

Age: 11
Nickname: I don’t have one
Favorite Position: Fullback

What does Respect mean to you?
Treating your teammates right and helping them up when you tackle them.
How did you show respect this week at home or school?
Trying to be nice to my teachers and cleaning up after myself.
What is your favorite thing about Bethel?
The sports!
What should other kids who haven’t played yet know about Bethel Football?
That it’s a lot of fun.
What goes through your mind when you’re out there playing for the Wildcats?
What should I do and basically where should I go.
Any final thoughts for your fans?
I am not sure.

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The game of football teaches our youth many wonderful life skills. It goes beyond the X’s and O’s. It’s a game of passion, camaraderie, teamwork and character building.

To learn more about Bethel Youth Football and Competitive Cheerleading drop us a note or come out and see for yourself. Be a part of our football family and maybe next season your son or daughter will the next Hometown Hero!

 

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