Football falls to Wakeland 51-17

Kasey Harvey, Sports Editor

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The 2017 season didn’t go the way anybody on the football team would have liked as the Redhawks fell to District 13-5A rival Wakeland, 51-17 on Friday night at Memorial Stadium.

“It was tough,” head football coach Christopher Burtch said. “We knew that it might be. We were a little short handed but I was pleased with our guys and I was pleased with the way they went out and played hard. Obviously we came up on the short end of the stick but pretty pleased with our effort. We need to execute a little bit better and need to tackle a little better on defense but for the most part, I thought that we took steps forward.”

Starting the season with a district loss isn’t ideal, but players such as sophomore Corbin Ridlehuber think the team played better as the game wore on.

“I felt like we got off to a rough start,” Ridlehuber said. “We got better as we went on, towards the very end. As a team, we could have come out stronger and come out as more of a team rather than individuals. I’m just trying to do my best and help my team anyway I can.”