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Line Mountain News Wire

September 5, 2013

Eagles out to continue tradition


Elijah Zablosky

Zablosky moved to Line Mountain from Shamokin in the seventh grade.

As one of the vocal leaders of the team, Zablosky knows that with a large group that will be seniors next year, he’ll be relied upon to take the lessons from this year’s seniors and pass them on to the incoming freshman class in 2014.

“There’s a lot of pressure on junior class to keep getting out there and working hard,” he said. “These guys, all of the juniors, have been working very hard since they were freshmen to play varsity football. They want to do whatever it takes to be on this football field.”

Zablosky said that football is his first love and that he’s been playing since he could put the pads on.

“I came in here in seventh grade and I started playing football for the Little Indians (Shamokin) in the coal region and that’s where I got my knocks,” he said. “I was always pressured from little up to be a football player to be a good football player.”

From the moment that he walked into high school as a freshman Zablosky fell in love with the football program.

“I know a lot of guys inspired us to play our best,” he said. “I love what I see in the upperclassmen in how they take the younger guys under their wings. I try to do the same and I try to give what I know to help people to get better.”

Zablosky, although a junior, started as a sophomore and sees a lot of positive changes in the underclassmen.

“Coach always stresses the off-season stuff and they always work hard,” he said. “I saw it in the pre-season and I am seeing it now in the regular season that they are working hard.”

All of our kids, not just the four returning starters, care about doing well in school, asking questions not only in call but on the football practice field,” Knock said. “They all want to get to know how to get better. If you have a bunch of kids like that, it makes it a lot easier to coach.”

Boyer summed up what it is to being a member of the football tradition at Line Mountain by saying, “Everybody who has played before me is looking at me and thinking ‘this is our future, this is our program,’ so I take great pride in knowing that I play for Line Mountain.”

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