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September 2, 2011 at 10:31 PM

Road trippin’ with Bellevue — Dinner and practice

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It was a long day for Bellevue football players Friday, one that started with an early morning plane ride and ended with a practice.

However, considering the flight — and the fun — early in the day, the Wolverines found a way to focus.

After getting back from the beach, there was some time to rest before dinner. At 5 p.m. the team split up between two dining rooms and, table-by-table, filled up plates full of Caesar salad and pasta.

When dinner ended, there was a little more time to rest before the team gathered in gear at 6:15 p.m. to leave for practice at Mater Dei High School.

The team was on the field and ready to go a little early. The Wolverines were efficient, wearing helmets and shoulder pads.

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I even managed to help out, shagging a few onside kicks. I only fielded one cleanly, but I blamed my flip-flops, not my hand-eye coordination.

As the sun set on a long day, the pollution-fueled haze created a beautiful backdrop, framing the team’s final preparations for Saturday’s 8:30 p.m. game against Oaks Christian.

When practice ended about 9 p.m., coach Butch Goncharoff gathered his team and provided a few instructions, which included going to bed shortly after getting back to the hotel.

Sacks of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches waited for the players at the bus, while a few coaches stopped off at In-N-Out for a few double-doubles — I couldn’t avoid the animal style fries, which are good, but not good for you.

It was a satisfying end to a long day, with another one set for Saturday. Breakfast starts at 8 a.m., and I’ll have my first updates then. Since I went to bed at 2 a.m. and was up by 4, I’m heading to bed, but there is plenty to look forward to tomorrow.

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