Northtown moves on with win over Truman

By Bill Althaus The Examiner
Posted: October 25, 2012 - 11:04 PM

Moments after a disappointing 1-9 season came to an end, Truman High School football coach Jeff Floyd gave an emotional postgame talk that focused on his senior players.

“Back when they were freshmen, I’m sure they thought they had so much time to play the game,” Floyd said after North Kansas City’s Marcus Jones scored four touchdowns to lead the Hornets to a 26-7 Class 5 District 7 victory Thursday night, “then, you blink and it’s over.”

As Floyd talked to his team, hulking linemen had tears streaming down their faces.

Their shoulder pads quivered as they tried to gain composure before taking that long walk to their bus parked outside of historic Northtown Stadium.

“This was a tough season,” Floyd added. “So many of these seniors were part of the (0-10) disappointing season a few years ago, then we regrouped and won district last year and now, our season is over, and it’s going to be difficult to say goodbye to these players.”

He asked his squad, especially the seniors, to take care of themselves and he wanted them to know that they would always be a part of the Truman family.

“This is tough, really tough,” said tight end/linebacker/punter/kicker Scott Agee, who caught three passes for three of Truman’s five first downs and its lone touchdown.

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