Eagle injured

Injuries were a test for Axtell football coaches this season. Some of the ones who missed games for broken or bruised bones and concussions were, from left, George Volle, Braden Jones, Noah Scheibe and J.J. Hart. 

When Axtell stepped onto the football field in Newton, the Eagles had already fought against the odds to be there for the eight-man Division II game.

The blue wrapped cast on junior George Volle’s left hand and the black brace on junior Braden Jones’ left wrist were the only remnants still visible from an injury-riddled season that 14 Eagles had survived.