ARCOLA — Ethan Allegrezza and Noah Allegrezza are two fraternal twins who will each play an integral part in the success of the Deer Creek School football team this season.
Ethan is projected to be the team’s starting quarterback, while Noah will be the main ball carrier for the Warriors.
Over the last few seasons, the two brothers have each given their best for their school, whether it was on the basketball court, the baseball diamond or the football field.
Now, as seniors they each take their leadership roles seriously. Having missed both baseball and track seasons last spring because of the coronavirus pandemic, both Ethan and Noah can’t wait to get back on the field.
“We don’t have a lot of boys on our team this year, so we both are going to have to do the best that we can,” Ethan said. “This is our last chance to play together, and we are going to make the most of it.
“I have been throwing balls to my brother ever since I was little, and it is great to have another opportunity to be his teammate one more time.”
The Warriors open up their season on Aug. 21 at Sharkey-Issaquena, and then play another road game the following Friday at Porter’s Chapel. Their first home game is scheduled for Sept. 4 against Humphreys Academy.
The Warriors dropped down to 8-man football last season and opened the season with high expectations and were able to finish with a winning season. The team had to make the best of things after Ethan, last year’s opening night starting quarterback, broke his hand in the first game and had to miss most of the year.
“This year our goal is definitely to have a winning season,” Ethan said.
Other notable players for the Warriors include linebacker Ethan Blackstock, and wide receivers Parker Hunter and Carter Gammil.
The two Allegrezza brothers are thankful to have a chance to play football again, Ethan said, and have learned not to take anything for granted.
“We know that it’s possible that something could happen and someone could get sick and then we might not be allowed to play,” Ethan said. “But, right now we are really looking forward to the season.”