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Football team relishes big win in France

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Senior linebacker James Stratton

The game was incredible!

After a quick tour of the town of Lille, it was finally time to play. There were people everywhere when we were driving into the stadium. The team was taking photos of the crowds from the bus.

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We then had the usual pregame that happens on Ericson Field, but we were far from home. The crowd cheered us as we took the field and also cheered for the French team. It was an all around great atmosphere and the playing of the national anthem gave all of us chills.

It was great to represent Augie football, Augustana and our country in the game and getting a win made it even sweeter.

After the game we took what felt like hundreds of photos. We took a photo with the French team first and then various players signed autographs and took photos with people. The fans were incredibly supportive of us.

We came to France with one goal and it felt great achieving it!

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