Football practice about 'doing ordinary extraordinarily'

FOLLOW THE LEADER — Watching for movement on the football, cornerbacks (from left) Mac Jeffers, Joaquin Rivera, Paco
Martinez and Matthew McManigle wait for Coach Terry Crenwelge to make a move early Friday morning during the Billies’ “Midnight Madness” practice. — Standard-Radio Post/Matt Ward

By Matt Ward —


This season, for the first time in head coach Lance Moffett’s three-year tenure at Fredericksburg High School, there will be names printed on the backs of varsity football players’ jerseys.

However, the uniforms will not carry familiar surnames like Geistweidt, Crenwelge or Grona.

Each jersey will spell out the same message — one that unifies the Billies and Fredericksburg High School as a whole: Über Alles.

“If you are in the stands, that’s what you’re going to see: Über Alles. The idea is that the F on the front (of the jersey) is above all and above me,” Moffett said Monday. “We’re going to put the team above all. We’re going to put our teammates above ourselves. We’re in this together and when times get tough, it’s going to be about the guy next to me.”

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