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SWCHA makes noise as homeschool high school football team

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SWCHA makes noise as homeschool high school football team

By Shannon Sims. CREATED Aug 29, 2014

WAUKESHA -- Under the Friday night lights the SWCHA Saints prepare to hit the field.

"A lot of the kids that normally would not have a shot at even being on a football team, get to be on the field part of the time," junior Luke Schoenwetter explained.

This group of 28 players makes up the Southeast Wisconsin Christian Homeschool Athletics football team.  Yes I said "homeschool."

"A lot of people don't know there is a homeschool team first of all and then they find out we can actually play football they are like 'WHOA'," Schoenwetter said.

The team draws a pretty good crowd. The Saints have a 2-0 record so far this season.  But these kids say they play for more than just a win.

"We are playing for God. It is obviously fun to win but win or lose its all for Him," senior John Leskinen said.

The head coach admits the team has its challenges with no funding, limited equipment and a practice field that is literally a field behind a church

"If we throw a pass more than 10 yards the kid is going downhill to try and catch the pass," head coach Larry Galeener said. "We are probably the most underdog team that there ever was."

But with brains, brawn and the Bible this team is shaking up high school football traditions.