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Northwest Bearcats

Press Release

Sept. 11, 2009

Fall Classic And Walking Football

Abe Qaoud, Senior, WR, Football

This Saturday it will be Pitt State, Arrowhead Stadium, conference opener and the biggest game of the year. Wow, I can't believe this game is already here. Usually we play them later in the season so it's crazy to think that we open up conference play against the Gorillas. Words can not explain how big this game is. Last year Pitt went 10-2. Their only losses were to the Bearcats. There is a lot of respect between the two teams, but that doesn't mean we like each other.

The MIAA conference championship has been crowned to the winner of the Fall Classic almost every year that I have been here at Northwest. Since the game is being played so early in the season this year, who knows what the outcome will be for the rest of the year. The fact of the matter is this is the biggest game of the year, so far. We have yet to play a complete game this year and this would be the game to do it in.

But before we play the biggest game of the year, there's a game of 'walking football' that has to be decided before Friday's walkthrough. It is tradition here at Northwest to play walking football on the day before the game. For those who don't know, walking football is played from the 25-yard line in and the out-of-bounds is outside the hash and the sideline. You get four downs to score and all you can do is walk. It is one-hand touch and jogging or running is illegal. The teams usually consist of about seven players and it's always offensive players vs. defensive.

The last two weeks my team has lost to Sean Paddock's team. The sad thing is my team is mostly wide receivers and his is made up of mostly defensive linemen. This Friday is going to be a different story. Revenge is on our side and I am determined to pick up my first win in the walking football season.

Bring everyone you know this weekend. We need all the fan support we can get. See ya in Kansas City.

#10

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