Newcastle coach says Racers' 7-on-7 performance a blessing for his team

The Racers have advanced to the NFL National 7-on-7 Tournament starting Monday in Indianapolis as 1 of 32 teams.
by Jacob Unruh Published: July 12, 2014
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— Newcastle football coach Keith Bolles calls it a blessing for his team the way it’s getting a chance to improve.

The Racers have advanced to the NFL National 7-on-7 Tournament starting Monday in Indianapolis as 1 of 32 teams.

“It’s better for our team to get together and go out of our comfort zone not doing what we’ve done before,” senior quarterback Casey Freeman said. “It’s been great.”

Newcastle is representing the Dallas Cowboys in the tournament, which features teams representing each NFL team from across the country over a three-day span.

The Racers won a 7-on-7 tournament in Dallas for the right to play for the Cowboys last month. Now they get an all-expense paid trip to the tournament.

“I know the kids are excited and that’s worth a lot,” Bolles said.

The experience will be memorable for the team, but the improvement on the field is what’s standing out right now.

The Racers went 8-4 last season, but this season move up to Class 4A District 1, which features defending champion Anadarko and perennial power Clinton.

“I think teams will know us more and I think we’ll be really prepared,” Freeman said. “It’s a stepping stone for us to get better for the higher competition because 4A is going to be better.”

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by Jacob Unruh
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Jacob Unruh is a graduate of Northeastern State University. He was born in Cherokee and raised near Vera where he attended Caney Valley High School.During his tenure at NSU, Unruh wrote for The Northeastern (NSU's student newspaper), the...
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