Marco Charter teams end season in style

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The Marco Island Charter Middle School football team's defense gave the offense good field position the entire game as the Eagles won 68-6 over Evangelical Christian School to end the season with a 7-1 record.

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Cindy Pierce/Submitted The Marco Island Charter Middle School football team's defense gave the offense good field position the entire game as the Eagles won 68-6 over Evangelical Christian School to end the season with a 7-1 record.

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 Maddie Bonfitto, front and Julia Cartwright race in the Celtic Invitational on Friday. The Marco Charter girls team came in second and the boys team won.

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Patty Poling/Submitted Maddie Bonfitto, front and Julia Cartwright race in the Celtic Invitational on Friday. The Marco Charter girls team came in second and the boys team won.

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 Marco Charter School's Josh Wagner is about to pass another runner as he wins the Celtic Invitation middle school boys race on Friday. The boys team won and the girls team came in second. Wagner, Julia Cartwright and Rosie and Mickey Poling and the boys team qualified for the state championships on Saturday.

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Patty Poling/Submitted Marco Charter School's Josh Wagner is about to pass another runner as he wins the Celtic Invitation middle school boys race on Friday. The boys team won and the girls team came in second. Wagner, Julia Cartwright and Rosie and Mickey Poling and the boys team qualified for the state championships on Saturday.

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 Marco Charter School's Will Glasser stares down an Evangelical Christian School defender and then goes by him for one of his two touchdowns in the Eagles romp, 68-6.

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Cindy Pierce/Submitted Marco Charter School's Will Glasser stares down an Evangelical Christian School defender and then goes by him for one of his two touchdowns in the Eagles romp, 68-6.

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Marco Island Charter Middle School's Rosie Poling (center) looks very serious about winning the race at the Celtic Invitational on Friday at St. John Neumann. Poling won in record time. Just behind her is teammate Hannah Hagerty.  The girls team came in second and the boys won. Poling and her brother Mickey, Josh Wagner and Julia Cartwright and the boys team all qualified for the state championships on Saturday at Lakeland.

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Patty Poling/Submitted Marco Island Charter Middle School's Rosie Poling (center) looks very serious about winning the race at the Celtic Invitational on Friday at St. John Neumann. Poling won in record time. Just behind her is teammate Hannah Hagerty. The girls team came in second and the boys won. Poling and her brother Mickey, Josh Wagner and Julia Cartwright and the boys team all qualified for the state championships on Saturday at Lakeland.

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 Somehow Emmanuelle Meurgue booms the ball through players for an extra point in the Marco Island Charter Middle School's 68-6 victory over Evangelical Christian. Meurgue made good on 8 of 9 extra points. The Eagles ended the season with a 7-1 mark.

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Cindy Pierce/Submitted Somehow Emmanuelle Meurgue booms the ball through players for an extra point in the Marco Island Charter Middle School's 68-6 victory over Evangelical Christian. Meurgue made good on 8 of 9 extra points. The Eagles ended the season with a 7-1 mark.

Marco Island Charter Middle School football and cross county teams closed out their seasons in style.

The football team crushed Evangelical Christian School of Fort Myers, 68-6.

The boys team won the middle school race and the girls came in second at the Celtic Invitational at St. John Neumann.

Five Eagles cored two touchdowns each in the romp. Emmanuelle Meurgue made good on 8 of 9 extra points.

Will Glasser was on the receiving end of two touchdown passes from Jay Vanderjagt.

Will Hurst. Tyler Gresham. Elijah Beauplan and Zach West each scored twice.

"Everybody got plenty of playing time," coach Mike Vanderjagt said. "The eighth graders went out on top and the seventh graders can look forward to being the big boys on campus next year and will be looked upon for leadership."

The boys cross country team had five runners in the top ten, with Josh Wagner winning in 11:16.

Santiago Ruiz raced was third, Cole Bartos seventh, Mickey Poling, eighth and Jacob Wagner 10th.

Rosie Pooling broke her own Celtic record by 12 seconds, running the two miles in 12:10.

Josh Wagner, Julia Cartwright, Rosie and Mickey Poling, and boys team qualified for the middle school state championships at Lakeland on Saturday. Roger Raymond, athletic director, said the boys team wasn't expected to go.

Oasis Charter won the girls event, with five runners in the top eight places. Marco Island's top five were in the top 13. The Oasis Charter boys finished second.

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