I’m calling this a combination of Wichita Eagle karma (the good kind) and, of course, winning a game over a ranked opponent. Hit the karma link, please. You’ll have a better day for it.
The Sterling football team broke into the NAIA Top 25 football poll at No. 25 this week, one of three KCAC teams ranked in the top 25 with Friends moving up from No. 8 to No. 7 and Bethel dropping to No. 20 after its loss to the Warriors. And, for the second week in a row, the KCAC produced the NAIA’s national defensive player of the week. Sterling’s Derrick Sullivan won it this week and last week it was Friends’ Jordan Highley.
What is this Eagle karma, you might ask? First, Sterling coach Andy Lambert pulled himself off his couch and away from his four daughters (four!) for an extended interview Sunday afternoon for Monday’s edition of the Eagle. That’s called good karma. Then he tracked down quarterback Tyler Degenhardt, who was helping with a video tech something or another, and Degenhardt obliged to an interview, too. Good stuff. And Lambert’s a straight shooter, too, which always makes for a good interview.
So props to Sterling on the big win. And the Eagle Karma.
INSTANT EAGLE KARMA AWARD WINNER 2008