The Eagan Wildcat football team has flown under the radar for the past couple of years.
In 2007, the Cats did not win a game in the regular season.
No one expected them to do anything in 2008, but they came out and won four games.
The next season had a lot of promise, until junior quarterback Jameson Parsons broke his right collarbone, costing him the rest of the regular season. Out of nowhere, senior Zach Zenner stepped up to the occasion and helped the Wildcats to the section semifinal game, until they lost to Cretin Derham Hall by one point. Eagan went for a two point conversion on the last play and they came up short.
Being a die-hard Wildcat fan, I'll admit I was very nervous in the 2010 season because a lot of starters were gone from the year before. The Cats exceeded my expectations, and especially in the section playoffs, making it to the section final, only to lose to Cretin, again.
Many players rose up to the occasion last year, and combined with the juniors that are coming to play this year, I believe the Wildcats are a dark horse this year for the South Suburban Conference.
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