Ike Football Team Helps Build Home
Runningback John Nichols is trading in his football for a pair of shears today as he lays down sod for a new Habitat for Humanity home.
"This is the first time I've ever done it, I think we are doing pretty good, it looks pretty professional for a bunch of first timers," says Nichols.
And those first timers, are his Eisenhower High School Football teammates
Taking time outside of practice to help build a new home.
"We really wanna help our community, we don't just wanna focus on ourselves but we wanna show Yakima as a whole when we go represent them if we do make it as far as state," says Josh Castaneda.
And just like in football- left guard Chris Lopez says success begins with communication.
"We have more communication here, more communication in the field, more games we win, its more fun." says Lopez.
The grass on this field may look a little different, but the coach says its still an opportunity for his players to grow as a team.
"We think that football teaches a lot of great things to kids and its also an avenue to teach them other things that maybe they wont learn in football, so this is an important part of our program," says Dan Eyman.
The start of the season may be a few months away, but Nichols says his team is taking home a "W" for their hard work today.
"We are all working together now- we are becoming closer as a team and helping our community at the same time," says Nichols.
In yakima shannon mccann kapp kvew local news.