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August 21, 2013

Highly-ranked Eagles start season on Friday

The Zionsville Eagles football team lost their quarterback and top wide receiver off a sectional finalist team from a year ago, but that doesn't mean the expectations aren't high in southern Boone County. The Eagles are ranked fourth in the new Class 5A in the pre-season poll and open up the season this Friday, Aug. 23 against Lafayette Jefferson. "Our goals are the same as always," Zionsville head coach Larry McWhorter said. "Every year it is very clear that we want to be a great effort and technique team. We have certainly established the effort part, at least in practice, and I'm pretty sure that will carry over. That usually doesn't shut down. Technique is where we are going to spend a lot of time looking to improve." McWhorter has already announced this will be his final season at the helm of the Eagles. After the season is over, he will be heading over to Covenant Christian to take over their brand-new football program. The coach has amassed a record of 147-54 in his 18 seasons at Zionsville and have had only one losing season. He said with this group, the effort they are looking for has been there since day one. "I have seen great effort," McWhorter said. "I have been really impressed with the juniors and seniors and how they have come out every day in practice. We haven't had to battle the humidity like last year, but there are still things they have to overcome. They just get after it every day." For more of this story, read Aug. 21's Zionsville Times Sentinel.

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