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Elcho/White Lake Stays Focused on Winning Submitted: 09/13/2014

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ELCHO - A high school football team plays in the area that you have probably don't hear a lot about.

Elcho/White Lake Elcho/White Lake is a team combined of two high schools with about 100 students so they can have enough players for a football team.

The team hasn't won a game since 2012 and scored their first touchdown of the season on Saturday but they fight as hard as anyone.


"The confidence level for kids, we've been really focusing on the fact that they can do this," said Tyler Figueroa, the head coach of Elcho/White Lake. "They've overcome some stuff, we have very low numbers obviously. They've done a great job not using it as an excuse, they show up every day ready to work."

The coach keeps his players focused on the attainable goal of getting a victory this season.

"Week by week our goal is to put a W on the board." Figueroa said. "And if the kids are focusing on that and make some things happen maybe get a win here a win there, you got to see where it goes. The Northern Lakes Conference, there's not a ton of teams in the conference, you get a couple wins here and there and you're up there in the standings."

Elcho/White Lake plays at Crandon this Friday at 7.


Story By: Nolan Blair

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