Football welcomes Sherman for first home game

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Football welcomes Sherman for first home game

Trailing 35-3 at the half, the Redhawks take the field to start the second half against Wakeland Friday, Sept. 1 at Memorial Stadium.

Trailing 35-3 at the half, the Redhawks take the field to start the second half against Wakeland Friday, Sept. 1 at Memorial Stadium.

Perry Mellone

Trailing 35-3 at the half, the Redhawks take the field to start the second half against Wakeland Friday, Sept. 1 at Memorial Stadium.

Perry Mellone

Perry Mellone

Trailing 35-3 at the half, the Redhawks take the field to start the second half against Wakeland Friday, Sept. 1 at Memorial Stadium.

Kasey Harvey, Sports Editor

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Starting the season with a District 13-5A loss to Wakeland, the football team embarks on the non-district part of its schedule Thursday at 7 p.m. with its first home game versus Sherman at the Ford Center.

“The team is excited to play home game or not, because every game we play is in Frisco so it won’t make a difference for us,” senior Carson Morris said. ¨I’m not one to predict an outcome, but if we all do our job to our abilities the game should be ours. We just have to stick with the game plan and if everyone executes like they’re supposed to, a win should be in our sights.¨

For most schools, the season starts with a few non-district games, but with the opening of the Ford Center last year and the Frisco ISD quadruple header, the team didn’t get the chance to work out any kinks before matching up with a Frisco rival.

“Obviously we came up on the short end of the stick but pretty pleased with our effort,” head football coach Chris Burtch said. “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.”