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School, community band together to prepare for Linton's semistate game

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

(By Shad Cox) Linton-Stockton High School seniors (from left) Hayden Flath, Koye Kaiser, and Austin Karazsia enjoy the moment of playing in Lucas Oil Stadium on Oct. 13. The Miners won the Southwest Seven championship that day with a 68-0 victory over North Central. A victory Friday night at home against Indianapolis Scecina in the semistate will send the Miners back to Lucas Oil Stadium on Nov. 23 for the Class A state championship. [Order this photo]
School spirit is contagious at Linton-Stockton High School as the football team prepares to play in the Class A semistate Friday night.

The enthusiasm has spread from the high school to the middle school, to the elementary, and out into the community.

"Everyone is really excited and fired up. We all realize that it is challenging to keep everyone on task in the classroom, but we also realize that this is a special opportunity for our athletes, coaches, students, staff, and our community, so we try to keep all of that in mind," Linton-Stockton Superintendent Nick Karazsia.

The Miners face Indianapolis Scecina at Roy Williams Field starting at 7:30 p.m. for the semistate crown. The winner advances to the Class A state championship game Nov. 23 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

Gates open at 5:30 p.m. for the semistate game, and tickets are $8 each.

To get pumped up for games, high school principal Nathan Moore said the school has held pep sessions each Friday since the first round of sectional play.

"This Friday all students K-12 will come together at 2:45 p.m. for one giant pep session to help our team get pumped for the semistate win," Moore said.

Aside from pep sessions, students in grades K-12 -- as well as faculty -- have participated in spirit days such as PJ day, camo day, hat and sunglasses day, crazy hair day, and '80s day.

"We have had spirit days every day since entering the sectional to help build student and faculty excitement," Moore said.

To help boost school spirit, senior Christopher Corbin said the cheerleaders set spirit days and decorate the school.

"Support means a lot. As players, it motivates us knowing that the town and community are behind us," Corbin said.

Moore and Karazsia both agree it's nice to see the school and community coming together to support the Miners.

"It is always heart-warming to see our school and our community support any and all of our activities and groups. It is also exciting to see the students and the staff pulling together to support our team because that support helps to develop life-long friendships and relationships," Karazsia said. "Also, whenever a school has a successful program, like our football team, that success flows over into other aspects of the school, and that success usually breeds additional success in other areas. So, this is not only an amazing time for our football team, it is also a special time in our school."

Moore noted the Miners have worked hard to make it to the semistate game.

"I believe they have what it takes to go all the way and win state," Moore said.

This trip to the semistate will be the second in as many years for the Miners.

"Football is a proud tradition for Linton. We have been fortunate to have winning and successful seasons for many, many years, and that has enabled us to build up the reputation that we have. I feel that it is nearly impossible to not think of a successful football program whenever one talks about Linton," Karazsia said.

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Way to go Miners! My family and I will be in the stands backing you all the way!!!!!! It's time to show Scecina what this little town is made of!

-- Posted by thrift store junkie on Wed, Nov 14, 2012, at 3:34 PM

GO MINERS!!!!!!!!!!

-- Posted by #14Miner on Thu, Nov 15, 2012, at 10:59 AM


∴∴∴∴∴∴∴∴∴∴∴∴∴Lucas Field bound!∴∴∴∴∴∴∴∴∴∴∴∴

∴∴∴∴∴∴∴∴∴∴∴∴∴GO MINERS!∴∴∴∴∴∴∴∴∴∴∴∴∴∴


-- Posted by dorindaJ on Fri, Nov 16, 2012, at 2:02 AM

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