High School Sports:
Challenger Football Highlighted in the News
Abundant Life Christian School's 8-man football was featured on WKOW-TV (ABC) on October 7. Coach Martinez and the Challengers were featured. We are proud to be advocates for and participants in the growing 8-man football league here in Wisconsin!
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The Challengers are highlighted as one of the "Five Things to Watch"
"Challengers looking for fourth straight: Behind offensive weapon Obi Iwuagwu, a WIAA state track and field qualifier in the 100-meter dash and high jump, the Madison Abundant Life co-op program should challenge for its fourth consecutive invitation to the WIAA 8-Player Jamboree. The Challengers will compete with Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah for the top spot in the Great 8 South Conference."
Taken from the Prep Zone Web page:
MADISON ABUNDANT LIFE
Coach: Mark Martinez, fourth year (20-8).
The lowdown: With a large group of returning players, the Challengers are well-positioned to compete for another Great 8 South Conference title and will look to qualify for the WIAA 8-Player Jamboree for the fourth straight season. Junior Obi Iwuagwu, primarily a wide receiver in 2014, will take over at running back for Abundant Life after racking up 22 touchdowns a season ago. Will Donohoe will make the switch to linebacker from defensive end, where he was a first-team all-conference pick, to anchor the Challengers’ defense.
Kind Words for ALCS . . .
Each month, officials are encouraged to submit examples of exemplary sportsmanship to WIAA for their monthly newsletter, the WIAA Bulletin. ALCS greatly appreciates the kind words submitted to the February edition by an official who officiated a game here recently against Horicon:
"As always is the case at Abundant Life Christian, Athletics Director David Haugen greeted us and made sure we had everything we needed and his people at the table did their usual great job. The girls and coaches made the game an enjoyable one to officiate. On several occasions, the captains for both teams went to retrieve a ball that rolled off the court and neither teams players reacted in a negative manner towards a call. The coaches also conducted themselves in a very professional manner, asking only about a call they disagreed with instead of yelling that a call was missed or wrong. [These] schools can be proud of the teams and the personnel involved in the game."
Reporting Official: Dennis Baumann
Thanks for the kind words, Mr. Baumann! Sportsmanship matters and we try every game to represent the Lord, our school, and our fans in the manner that they deserve . . . a high-level of respect and integrity!