Turning on the Friday night lights, football set for scrimmage

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Turning on the Friday night lights, football set for scrimmage

Talking to the offense during a timeout during the 2018 game against Centennial at the Ford Center, former offensive coordinator and new head coach Matt Swinnea hopes the the team improves on last year's winless season. The Redhawks open the 2019 season with a scrimmage against Royse City on Friday.

Talking to the offense during a timeout during the 2018 game against Centennial at the Ford Center, former offensive coordinator and new head coach Matt Swinnea hopes the the team improves on last year's winless season. The Redhawks open the 2019 season with a scrimmage against Royse City on Friday.

Carter Brock

Talking to the offense during a timeout during the 2018 game against Centennial at the Ford Center, former offensive coordinator and new head coach Matt Swinnea hopes the the team improves on last year's winless season. The Redhawks open the 2019 season with a scrimmage against Royse City on Friday.

Carter Brock

Carter Brock

Talking to the offense during a timeout during the 2018 game against Centennial at the Ford Center, former offensive coordinator and new head coach Matt Swinnea hopes the the team improves on last year's winless season. The Redhawks open the 2019 season with a scrimmage against Royse City on Friday.

Catie Reeves, Sports Editor

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Kicking off the 2019 season, football travels to Royse City on Friday to compete against the Bulldogs for their first game of the season.

“My expectations are the same for every game and that is for everyone involved to do their job with great effort and poise,” head coach Matt Swinnea said. “You generally get what you deserve, so our desire is to deserve to win.”

A fresh start is what senior Corbin Ridlehuber is looking forward to, after last season’s 0-10 record.

“I think we are just hoping to come out and play for redemption,” Ridlehuber said. “For the past year all we have heard is about our last season so we want to send a message with this game and make sure everyone knows we are back.”