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Folsom Vista Jr. Eagles celebrate opening night

By: Matt Long
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The Folsom Vista Jr. Eagles kicked off their season Friday night with opening night festivities at Sutter Middle School. About 500 people showed up to support the teams as they were announced, as well as the cheer squads. Then some tug-of-war competitions were held, as well as a punt, pass and kick competition. “It went great,” Folsom Vista President Adam Zielenski said. “It was a lot of fun and everyone seemed to have a good time.” Folsom Mayor Steve Miklos and councilmen Ernie Sheldon and Andy Morin were on hand and Sheldon received a check on behalf of the Folsom Athletic Association for $50,000 from the Jr. Eagles, which is a confirmation of the organization’s commitment to make the payment over the next several seasons. The money is going to help the city facilitate improvements to one of the existing facilities for a long term practice and game facility for the Jr. Eagles, as well as other athletic programs such as soccer and lacrosse, according to Zielenski. Vista officially opens its season at Livermore Park on Saturday against the El Dorado Jr. Cougars.