Danes Walking in as Top Dog

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Nathan Kruslic

The Danes converge and ponder their next move in the ever-complicated chess game that is football.

After a win against Harrison the week prior, the Denmark Football team carried winning momentum into taking on Pebblebrook High School last Friday. When the final horn blew, they walked out as top dog with a 17-14 victory. Coach Pamleris’s squad knew it was one step closer to region play: One last test before the Dacula Falcons. As the Denmark Danes prepare to travel to the Falcon’s home field in Dacula, Coach Corley expressed the importance of playing a strong match, “It’s a big game for us, it will be our last non-region game and sets the pace for region play moving forward.” While Corley is excited, the players are more eager.

Cornerback Dee Crayton takes a breather and contemplates his next move. (Nathan Kruslic)

A specific player anticipating region play is Dee Crayton, junior and cornerback. Crayton, who has been player of the week and is Division 1 committed, has embraced his leadership role in preparing the team, “Leaving no regrets on the field, playing hard for every down for my teammates, doing my job and controlling what I can control. Being a leader both vocally and with my plays.” This game on Friday is the last non-region play, but Dee vocalizes, “It’s a good feeling knowing that the team’s hard work is paying off but I try not to think about it as much and just focus on the task ahead and just use it as motivation overall.” One way to support the Danes and their future win is to travel to Dacula and deck out in red, white, and blue!