Posted On: 12/13/18 4:08 AM

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The season didn't start out as the Robbinsdale Armstrong Falcons wanted. They started the season 0-2. The start of Falcons' defensive back/linebacker Gerald Shepherd's season didn't start as well as he hoped either. As the season went on, both Shepherd's and the team's fortunes improved. Although they would ultimately fall in the first round of the 6A playoffs – from where they started to where they ended player and team – had to call the 2018 football season a success.
"We started out kind of rocky," Shepherd admitted. "By the third game, we made some improvements – especially on defense. It is unfortunate that we went out in the first round, but three of our losses were one score or less. I think it was a good season for Armstrong. We were working hard. I enjoyed the year."
Shepherd started the on the defensive side of the ball, but his role would change during the year.
"I started out as a safety. I was moved to outside linebacker after three games. Up until this year that is where I would normally play. Depending on the defensive call, sometimes I would drop back

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