Freshman Football Loses To Round Rock 28-20 And 50-6

Ian Drerup, Video Editor

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  • Brian Lee ’22, after just being tackled, prepares to get back up and face the opposing team once again.

  • Oliver Spradlin ’22 and Coach Devin Hughes talk game strategy from the sidelines.

  • The B Team plays defense against the Dragons.

  • Brian Lee ’22 talks to the team manager during a timeout.

  • The two teams congratulate each other for a game well played.

  • Jett Hart ’22 does an evasive maneuver to avoid his opponents.

  • Xzavier Miller ’22 sprints toward the end zone to score a touchdown.

  • Rowan Larson ’22 and Isaac Grossburg ’22 watch their teammates play from the sidelines.

  • Javen Barrientes ’22, Alexander Swanson ’22, and Gus Wendland ’22 hustle to the sidelines for a quick timeout.

  • Cody Nasarallah ’22, Thomas Dennis-Dawson ’22, and Jackson Laughlin ’22 get into defense position.

  • Kaden Clements ’22 charges forward to prevent the other team from scoring.

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The freshman teams took on the Round Rock Dragons on Sept. 28 at the Warrior Bowl and both lost 28-20 and 50-6.

During the first quarter of the Freshman B game, Xzavier Miller ‘22 scored the first touchdown of the game making the score 6-0.

“It’s a lot of work and you have to get up early every morning,” Isaac Cowart ‘22 said. “But it’s worth it when you get to be with your friends and play for what you really want to play for.”

As the second quarter began, the Dragons scored the second touchdown of the evening, and quickly put the Dragons in the lead with a score of 8-6. Miller scored another touchdown, and a two-point conversion. Round Rock retaliated with another touchdown, bringing the score to a tie at 14-14. With only a few seconds to go, Miller scored his third touchdown of the day so that the Warriors were in the lead 20-14.

“It feels amazing when everything you do and work hard for accomplishes something big,” Miller said.

During the third quarter, the Dragons scored another touchdown so that they were tied once again at 20-20.

“We’re doing pretty good so far, we just need to work on defensive schemes and offense positions,” Kaden Clement ‘22 said.

In the last quarter, the Dragons scored the final touchdown of the game with another quick two-point conversion right after. Despite their best efforts, the B team lost 28-20.

With the start of A team the Dragons asserted their dominance in the first quarter by scoring 4 touchdowns and a couple points beginning the game with a score of 27-0.

“We prepared by scrimmaging and practice for their defense, we don’t practice for their defense often which I think is a problem,” Cooper Hobbs ‘22 said.

The Warriors fight back with their one touchdown of the game, made by Marcos Henry ‘22, who while being tackled during the touchdown, got hurt. The teams paused as coaches and referees looked over his hurt leg, he was out for the rest of the game but otherwise okay. With eight seconds left on the clock, the Dragons score another touchdown so that the score became 30-6.

“The team just needs to work hard,” Coach Jacob Beaty said. We put in the same effort as the other team during our practices so whenever they put in the work they need to, we’ll be successful.”

The Dragons started the third quarter with another touchdown and a successful extra point, followed by another touchdown and extra point, making the score 44-6. Round Rock ended the game with one last touchdown, bringing the final score to 50-6.

“I think the main thing is effort,” Jett Hart ‘22 said. “We just need to start working harder.”

The teams will take on the McNeil Mavericks on Oct. 4.