Dynamic Duo

(Photo By Lexi Rose) Senior runningback Joel White runs the ball for a first down against Marion on Sept. 30. The game ended with a score of 44-14, making it the Bears’ second loss of this year’s season.

(Photo By Lexi Rose)
Senior running back Joel White runs the ball for a first down against Marion on Sept. 30. The game ended with a score of 44-14, making it the Bears’ second loss of this year’s season.

A professional football player once said, “There’s so many things that goes into making plays. It’s about teammates trusting one another and working together.”

While this is true about professional football, it is also true about high school football.

“Playing football is about building relationships with the guys next to me,” senior running back Joel White said.

White, along with fellow senior running back Edward Weiner, have worked over the years to gain the abilities they now have.

Because of their hard work and determination, they get to play a big part in what makes up our school’s football team.

“A lot of what we do is geared towards both Edward and Joel’s strengths,” head coach Tyson Bauerle said. “A big reason behind what we’re doing is what they have available for us.”

Utilizing the experience and strengths that the two have, the team is capable of successfully executing plays.

“Last year Joel and I worked together,” Weiner said. “We knew that going into this year we would be really able to use our strengths to the team’s advantage.”

Not only does the pair set the team up for success as a whole, they provide motivation and inspiration for younger players.

“I see how well they work together and support each other,” junior defensive end John Schweizer said. “It inspires me to do the same for my teammates around me.”

The coaching staff said the work, time and effort White and Weiner have put in results in them being capable of leaving a lasting impression on all of their teammates.

“Both have been a huge benefit to the younger guys because of their leadership qualities,” Bauerle said. “Joel is a vocal leader. Edward leads more by example.”

Taking into consideration Weiner’s injury during the Sept. 9 home game against Sedgwick, it is a great possibility that they could be faced with obstacles.

However, White is assured the team has what it takes to overcome them.

“It has made several guys rotate in and play new positions,” he said. “There’s room to improve, but they have done a great job of stepping up.”

Credited to all of the hard work and determination the two have, they have been accredited a meaningful and unforgettable nickname.

“We call ourselves the Dynamic Duo,” Weiner said. “We work together and compliment each other really well.”

Putting aside the merit of being a “dynamic duo,” White and Weiner said they are looking forward to seeing what the other players take away from their abilities.

“Football is about doing something that I love and that I’m passionate about,” White said. “I want the guys to see my willingness to be a role model for them.”