Madison Excessive College soccer gamers get a senior recreation because of the membership workforce
May 7, 2021, 9:53 p.m.
Posted: May 7, 2021 at 9:53 pm
Updated: May 7, 2021, 10:13 p.m.
MADISON, Wisconsin – The Madison West Club team is made up of players from all four Madison High Schools and is the only way to play this year as the school district canceled its season.
The Madison West coaches who formed the team have since been fired from their jobs at Madison Metropolitan School District because of a rule restricting contact with players during the off-season.
But they managed to give the athletes the chance to play the last football game many of them will ever play.
“We waited for this for years, for our senior year, to do everything with the boys. So it’s kind of a heartbreaking yes, ”said Tyshawn Mitchell, senior at Madison West High School. “Definitely not what I imagined, but grateful for the opportunity.”
On Friday evening, the team was able to play its senior game, although none of the players had imagined it that way.
“I didn’t think I would play for this team. I didn’t think I’d play Milton, we never play them. I definitely didn’t think I’d ride a party bus, ”said Jaydon Bott, senior at Memorial High School.
The parents got together to collect the party bus and take the seniors to Milton for the game. The uniforms and equipment were donated to the Army by the National Guard.
“It’s so big that I didn’t want to let you down,” said Steve Meyer, who helped organize the bus. “A community raises a child, right? And we’re going to show the rest of America how a community raises our children. “
Although many of the players were rivals, they have teamed up and become what some consider an all-star team.
“We’re all probably the best in the Big 8 high schools and we’re all on the same team so we’re definitely a powerhouse,” said Christopher Kilgour, senior at Madison East. “We all came together as a family, we played together for so long, now we can play as one.”
Without the Madison West Club team, these players couldn’t have had a last season at all.
“I am very grateful to Coach Murphy and all of our staff. They really saved us this year, and if I hadn’t had a football season this year, I don’t know what I would have done, ”said Bott.
The Madison West Club defeated Milton 28-6.
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