Marco Soccer Club offers new program Optimist Eagles U10 football team wins

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 Marco Eagles Justin 'Five-O' Bethea and Sam Meredith put a crushing tackle on a Golden Gate runner, causing a fumble in the U12 game in the Southwest Florida Youth Football game.

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Submitted by Patty Webb Marco Eagles Justin "Five-O" Bethea and Sam Meredith put a crushing tackle on a Golden Gate runner, causing a fumble in the U12 game in the Southwest Florida Youth Football game.

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 The Marco Island Eagles U10 team did their version of a Gatorade bath to their coach Marty Keefe after winning their first game in the Southwest Florida Youth Football League. With the kids being 8 to 10 years old,  the mammoth Gatorade bucket was out and because they are shorter than the coach, Keefe bent over to get his victory bath.

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Submitted by Patty Webb The Marco Island Eagles U10 team did their version of a Gatorade bath to their coach Marty Keefe after winning their first game in the Southwest Florida Youth Football League. With the kids being 8 to 10 years old, the mammoth Gatorade bucket was out and because they are shorter than the coach, Keefe bent over to get his victory bath.

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 Marco Eagles Christian Poteau  runs for a gain with Golden Gate players giving chase in a U10 Southwest Florida Youth Football League game.

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Submitted by Patty Webb Marco Eagles Christian Poteau runs for a gain with Golden Gate players giving chase in a U10 Southwest Florida Youth Football League game.

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 Golden Gate Tigers defenders crunch Marco Eagles Richard Reisinger as the Tigers downed the U12 Eagles, 37-19 in Southwest Florida Youth Football League action.

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Submitted by Patty Webb Golden Gate Tigers defenders crunch Marco Eagles Richard Reisinger as the Tigers downed the U12 Eagles, 37-19 in Southwest Florida Youth Football League action.

Marco Soccer Club offers new program

Optimist Eagles U10 football team wins

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The Marco Island Eagles U10 team won its Southwest Florida Youth Football League game, while the U12 team went down in defeat.

Both teams played the Golden Gate Tigers at Winterberry Park.

Playing before their home crowd, the Under 10 team blanked Golden Gate, 24-0.

Here are remarks by Eddie Webb, Optimist Club football director.

The U-10 team controlled the Tigers on defense and scored touchdowns when they had the ball on offense. Touchdowns by several Eagles players put points on the score board early in the game and once the youngest Eagle team started to fly they never looked back. Players that were key to the high flying victory this week was every member of the U-10 team.

The U-12 Eagles, looking for its first win, were looking to protect “the nest” while playing the first home game.

The Tigers were the first to score as the Eagles team was unable to contain the outside run after a short screen pass. As the game continued on the Eagles were able to move the ball and after a 50-yard run by Castor Vosburgh the Eagles got on the scoreboard. While the Eagles could not stop the Tigers onslaught of outside runs they were able to continue to put points on the score board,

Running back Jordan Love and quarterback Richard Reisinger scored touchdowns, but “the nest” was lost to the Tigers. The final score was Golden Gate 37, Marco Island 19.

The Eagles are at home again on Saturday, again hosting Golden Gate. The U10 game begins at 9 a.m., followed by the U12 contest at 11 a.m.

South Naples U10 plays Lee-County at 9 a.m. and South Naples U12 also plays Lee County at 11 a.m. Both games are at Eagles Lake Park off U.S. 41.

New soccer educational program

The Marco Island Soccer Club (MISC) is offering a new soccer educational program for pre-school to middle-school-aged kids this fall.

The MISC program starts Sept. 17 and runs through November, when the Optimist Club recreational program begins. MISC then picks up again with 3v3 travel soccer in the spring.

Chadd Chustz, who is president of the Marco Soccer Club and director of Optimist soccer program said, ”Nearly 300 kids participated in last year’s Optimist soccer season. Soccer is undoubtedly the most popular sport when you look at the numbers.”

Coach Patrick Baldwin, vice president of MISC, will head the educational program. “We will offer an educational soccer program, run by experienced coaches and trainers for kids, so that they become better players and enjoy the sport more.”

The MISC fall soccer program will cost $60, and the Optimist soccer program will cost $40. That’s six months of soccer for $100.

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