Lakeville South Wins, Peterson Departs

Posted by Mike Wobschall on July 10, 2009 – 2:52 pm

After dropping their first 3 games of the round robin format, the Lakeville South team finally notched a win by defeating the Rams 31-21. Their next game is scheduled for 2:45 against the Redskins.

Lakeville South and the Rams finished their game just in time to join all the other teams in listening to Vikings RB Adrian Peterson address the entire group. Petesron explained to the athletes that they were fortunate to have an opportunity to meet so many other athletes from across the country at this tournament. He also said that team work is a key to success in 7-on-7 football and will continue to be a key to success in their lives going forward.

Peterson also urged the athletes to continue pushing each other, “competing to the max” and keep a focus on what they want to accomplish in their lives.

Lastly, Peterson told the athletes to make goals for themselves, write them down and display them in a frequently viewed location.

After speaking for about 5 minutes, Peterson opened it up for questions. Among the several questions asked, one youngster asked which player has hit him the hardest so far in his career. Peterson’s answer was Shaun Rogers. Asked who was the best defender he’s ever faced, Peterson replied: “Patrick Willis. He’s going to be the best linebacker in the NFL some day.”

After addressing the full group, Peterson took time to pose in photos and sign autographs. Right before leaving, he gathered the group of Lakeville South players for a team photo.

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