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Airplane crash kills 56 members of football team

Airplane crash kills 56 members of football team

By Tori Sheng
The Daily Magi
February 9, 2048

The news broke many hearts across British Columbia and all of Canada. Loved ones embraced each other. Tears were flowing. And all around, there was a collective hush across Mitakihara University. One of the greatest tragedies in all of college football took place this morning at 3:50 p.m. PT. 

Air Canada Flight AC 047, departing Vancouver International Airport for Honolulu International Airport, crashed into the Pacific Ocean due to malfeasance on the part of the pilot. All on board perished, including 56 members of the national champions Mitakihara Magi football team. Not on board were the graduating seniors; junior quarterback Anonymous Anonymous, who declared for the 2048 NFL Draft; junior fullback Red Eilands and sophomore middle linebacker Daiki Asuka III.

Eilands and Asuka have elected to step away from football as a result of this horrific tragedy and focus on their academic pursuits. Asuka is on track to complete his Bachelor's Degree in Criminology, while Eilands is one year away from wrapping up his Music major. Both their scholarships will be honored.

"I can't believe this has happened," Eilands said, shaking his head. "I refuse to believe that all of my teammates are dead. I don't know why this has happened, but I just can't play the game of football anymore. This event has told me that I need to focus on being a musician and follow the footsteps of my father. Truly, this is something I can't begin to explain."

"I was right to stay on campus and be with my wife Maika," Asuka said, his significant other visible shaken and in tears. "I don't know why they chose to fly to Hawai'i to celebrate Reading Break. It's not something I recommend, and all I can conclude is...they're now in a better place. My heart goes out to the families of the teammates who have died today."

In addition, the recruits who were signed by Mitakihara have elected to backtrack on their signings and play for schools in the NCAA Division II, meaning that Mitakihara will have to build a team from scratch heading into the 2048 season.

"Boy, it is never a good idea to see this news happen; it's horrible to see my players perish in a catastrophic crash," Coach Kaname said, rubbing his head, visibly stressed in a press conference at Hakurei Centre. "You know, to me, life is a precious thing that can never, ever be wasted. You spend every minute, every hour, every day wondering if it is your last.

"So you have to take advantage of life. And the players who were on that flight did that. They are heroes to all of us, and I can only conclude that they are in a better place. So I ask the entire Mitakihara Family to pray for the players, the other victims, and their families. This is an especially trying time for this university today."

The U.S. Coast Guard was already on the scene and successfully recovered all of the bodies. They will brought back home to their respective families for burial. A special memorial service will be held at Mitakihara Stadium on February 14, 2048. The service is free and will feature the bands Kazero Wingman and Sons of the Sun. In lieu of flowers, please send cash donations to this address:

Magi Football Trust Fund
c/o Mitakihara University Foundation
1 Madoka Way
Mitakihara Town, BC Canada
V9S 268

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