Pre-season training yields good results for Chaps

COD football kicks off season with definitive win


Mike McPherson

Chaparral football players make an offensive play during their first game on Aug. 30, 2014.

Ben Grote, Sports Editor

Playing on the newly minted Bob McDougall Field, The Chaparrals started its season with a decisive 30-9 victory against Northeastern Oklahoma A&M’s Golden Norsemen.

The home game result for College of DuPage’s football team had a familiarity to it. In 2012, the Chaps also beat the Golden Norse 42-29 in the national Citizens Bank Bowl.

The forceful victory would lead one to believe the Chapparal’s training over the summer has yielded good fruits and coach Matt Foster’s effectiveness.

In his second year as head coach, Foster predicts the team will do well this season. His strategy focuses on his athletes learning along the way.

“We want to approach each game one at a time, and be able to learn on what we can improve on and what should stay the same.”

Despite a strong start to the season, Coach Foster anticipates obstacles this upcoming season.

“There will be challenges such as dealing with injuries, and playing against nationally ranked teams, but I believe the team mates share great chemistry, and will work past these obstacles.”

“Every area of COD strives for excellence, and the football program here is no different,” Foster added.

The Chaps gave it their all last year, ending the season with a 7-4 record, and a loss at the Carrier Dome Bowl.