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All-American youth

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By J.T. Bass

Spencer County’s Youth All-American selections Dalton Goodlett and Will Eldridge helped their 8th Grade Limited East Squad to an exciting 16-14 win last Saturday in San Antonio’s Alamodome.

Both players were picked after completing Spencer County Middle’s championship season. They were drafted as running backs and defensive ends by Football University, but once there saw the team was short on linemen and both unselfishly agreed to move to those positions.

Because of that willingness to be a team player, Eldridge was selected as one of the team’s three captains for the game.

Both Goodlett and Eldridge would make big plays in the game. On defense, they both had several sacks of the West team’s quarterback and were able to make multiple tackles.

Trailing most of the game, East was able to take the lead with only :25 seconds to play on a long field goal. After the kickoff, West would see their 57 yard field goal attempt fall short. Celebration on the East side ensued!

Both players were able to compete only through the support of their families, Grizzly Football, and members of our community.

Thank you to everyone who supported these young men as they proudly represented our town and our state in this first time event. They definitely made memories that will last a lifetime.