Osceola Grace looking to prove "it's not where you come from"

NOW: Osceola Grace looking to prove “it’s not where you come from“

ROCHESTER, Ind. - Its a true underdog story.

The Osceola Grace Eagles are matching up against high school football teams all across Indiana this season, and they’re doing it with players that have never put on the pads, until now.

The Eagles won their first game of the season last week, beating Indianapolis Howe 62-12.

.“Our school didn’t have football or any other sports so I thought trying football would be fun and hard," said Santiago Wilkinson, a linebacker for the Eagles.

The Eagles are mostly made up of players across schools from Michiana like South Bend Riley and Elkhart Memorial.

Others, are home-schooled, while some, Friday against Rochester, are playing football for just the second time in their lives.

“I just tell them to come out and watch these guys you can see the passion they have to play football and really that’s what we want to be we want an opportunity for them to play it’s a great game, most kids limited to 4 years most kids 4 years and then you’re done for the rest of your life, basketball and baseball always an opportunity to make those up in rec leagues, football is one that’s tough to do that so we just want them to come out and have fun and when people watch them you can see how much fun these guys have," said Head Coach Ty Biller.

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