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Thursday, September 07, 2006

Abes' Roman Pula aim to go out strong

Abes’ Pula aims to go out strong

The News Tribune
Last updated: September 1st, 2006 01:00 AM (PDT)

Narrows League coaches can breathe easier. Roman Pula is entering his final year at Lincoln High School.

Finally.

The senior running back frustrated teams the last three years with his powerful, running style and big-play ability.

Since starting as a freshman running back, Pula compiled a 22-7 mark as an Abe, and helped Lincoln advance to the qualifying round of the xstate playoffs the last three years.

‘My freshman year I was just working to get a spot on the freshman team,” Pula said. “And I just worked hard and ended up starting on the varsity.

“This season I’m ready, man. I’ve been waiting all season long. Working out. Lifting weights. Coming out here running. So it’s that time of the season. You can feel it in the air.”

During his high school career Pula has garnered several individual accolades, including being named The News Tribune All-Area Player of the Year in 2005.

He rushed for 1,682 yards and 19 touchdowns as Lincoln finished 7-3 in D.J. Dobbins first year as head coach.

But now Pula isn’t so much worried about those individual accomplishments; he just wants some more wins.

He’s hoping to lead Lincoln to a Narrows League Bridge Division title this season, and a deep run in the 4A playoffs.


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