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Eldorado Eagles ready for the bright lights of Friday night

Last year, the COVID-19 pandemic ended the Eagles' season, but head coach Jon Long is ready for the season.
Credit: Matt Serna

ELDORADO, Texas — It is every high school football team's goal to win a district championship, make the playoffs and hopefully win a state championship.

Last year, the COVID-19 pandemic ended the season for the Eldorado Eagles, but this time around head coach Jon Long said they're ready to get back on the gridiron. 

"I think they're going to see kids fly around, be physical, be tough, tackle and block, all those fundamentals," Long said. "I think they're going to see an exciting brand of football, and I'm really excited to to strap it up and and really hit it for real."

This is Long's second season and even though the expectation is to win on the field, Long also wants his players to win off the field.

"We want to put out good people, good men, good women and and build on that character," Long said. "What we're trying to do is help them meet their needs academically, athletically, socially and spiritually." 

Long's motto has become the motto not just for him, but for his players as well, including his senior starting quarterback, Korbin Covarrubiaz, who will always be thankful for the impact Long has made. 

"He's helping me become more of a leader with communicating with everybody, and just stepping up as a senior," Covarrubiaz said.

The starting quarterback cannot wait for the whistle to blow and for the town of Eldorado to be under lights as they watch him and his team make big plays.

"If I have to make the play, I just get the ball to anybody. I get comfortable with anybody on the field," Covarrubiaz said. 

With the Eagles faithful behind Long and his team, and quarterback Covarrubiaz ready to take the snaps, there's only one question: Who is ready for some football? 

"They can expect the best from us, we'll leave it all out on the field for this town and for our team," Covarrubiaz said.