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Classmates square off

January 31, 2014

(From left) Branden Goulet, 10, and Ryan Kinstle, 9, glare at each other while reading up on the teams they want to win the Superbowl. Goulet is rooting for the Seattle Seahawks and Kinstle is rooting for the Denver Broncos. (Staff photo/John Bush)

Wapakoneta Elementary School students Branden Goulet and Ryan Kinstle may share a classroom and a passion for football, but they are on opposite sides when it comes to Sunday's Super Bowl.

9-year-old Kinstle is rooting for the Denver Broncos because he likes their quarterback, Peyton Manning.

"He's just a good quarterback and he deserves to win the Super Bowl," Kinstle said.

10-year-old Goulet said that he is not necessarily a Seattle Seahawks fan, but he is rooting for them because he does not like the Broncos. He and Kinstle also have a very different opinion of Manning and some of the other Broncos players.

"I don't like Peyton Manning because he's a bragger," Goulet said. "I don't like (Denver wide receiver) Wes Welker either because he used to play for the Patriots and I'm a Patriots fan."

Kinstle said that he started becoming a Broncos fan when Manning was traded there from the Indianapolis Colts.

Goulet also has a favorite player from the team he is rooting for.

"(Seattle running back) Marshawn Lynch is my favorite player on the Seahawks," he said. "He's a good running back and we both like Skittles."

For the full story, see the Saturday, Feb.1 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

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