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A tight-knit team: Cedarcrest football captains working hard, bonding, hungry for wins

Zach Miller, Parker Dixon, Christian McMillan, captains with the Red Wolves varsity football - Seth Truscott/Staff Photo
Zach Miller, Parker Dixon, Christian McMillan, captains with the Red Wolves varsity football
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With the Red Wolf football team reloading this season, look for halfback Zach Miller, center Parker Dixon and receiver/defensive back Christian McMillan to lead with heart and guts.

The senior team captains shared their thoughts about the coming season during a short break from practice last week.

“First of all, we want to win as many games as we can,” Miller says. His other goals: “Have as much fun as we can, because that’s why we play the sport. Ultimately, the main goal is to win state.”

The team is bonding. Dixon says they’re tighter than he recalls in recent years.

“We’re working hard, doing really well,” he says. “What I want is to have us be together as a team, winning games that we haven’t won in the past.” In other words, triumphs, especially over tough rivals like Archbishop Murphy High School.

“I want to make it look really good—get a W.”

Looking around the field, McMillan says that “it means something to be one of the 50 guys that suit up on a Friday night.

“When I was a sophomore, I was so nervous,” playing in front of the big hometown crowd. Two years later, “you realize you’re playing for the love of the game. You just do what you love.”

 

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