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West Orange Times & Observer Thursday, Jul. 6, 2017 3 years ago

Sport Spotlight - West Orange Times: Eddie Loos

Eddie Loos is proving to be an asset for his team at Foundation Academy
by: Brittany Gaines Reporter

Having played football for 13 years, Eddie Loos is hard at work this summer and proving to be an asset to his team at Foundation Academy. He made all-county, all-district and all-state teams last year, and coach Brad Lord often refers to him as “an animal.”


What is the biggest challenge about football?

Beating a double-team. You have to pick the weakest man to go after. Usually after a couple plays, you have to figure out who that is. I can usually figure it out by testing both to see who is quicker on their feet.

What makes a game successful for you?

Every game I have a goal to make a certain number of tackles. If that doesn’t happen, it’s a bad game for me. My goal is more than 5 tackles. If I don’t get more than 5, I get down on myself.

What is the best advice one of your coaches has given you?

Don’t stress about college and to watch my mouth, because I get angry quick. And to let the game come to me and not try to be the hero all the time.

What is your favorite position?

D-line all the way. On O-line, you can’t hold, and I like to grab people. I like tackling.

You also play basketball for Foundation, so how is it going from football to basketball during the year?

My first love was basketball, and actually in ninth grade, I wanted to quit football. But getting back to football ever year is the easiest. Basketball is kind of hard, because you’re running a lot more and shooting.

How often do you workout to stay in shape for football?

It’s a must every day. Usually, if I’m not in the weight room, I’m playing basketball or swimming. I’m always doing a sport. There’s no free time for me.

What do you like to do when you’re doing sports?

I like to go fishing. In my neighborhood, we have some ponds or I go out on the lake. I’ve fished all my life.

Are you a dog or cat person?

Cats. I’m terrified of dogs. Anything that has teeth and can bite me, I’m terrified of. But cats just get me.


Contact Brittany Gaines at [email protected].

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