Football just 4 points away from first win


Emily Vetvick

The Redhawks bring home a 21-7 win in a football scrimmage against Royse City on Friday. The team looks to continue improving as they begin practice for their district season.

Catie Reeves, Sports Editor

Football took a hard 58-55 loss on Friday at the Ford Center at The Star for the annual Pink Out game against the Heritage Coyotes, with both teams closely placed near each other at the bottom of the District 5-5A standings.

After a slow start, the Redhawks went into halftime down by seven 28-21. However, the second half would be a shootout with both teams scoring on nearly every possession and the Redhawks taking a 49-35 lead into the 4th.

But the Coyotes stormed back, taking a 58-55 lead with less than two minutes left in the game.

“The feeling of being so close was amazing but also heartbreaking in the end knowing that we were right there,” senior Corbin Ridlehuber said. “It’s definitely one of the best games I’ve been apart of. I was so proud of the whole team and how they fought till the very end. Especially the offense with it being such a young group with me and Mason Terry as the only senior starters. The young dudes really stepped up and grew a lot from this game.”

The Redhawks would drive down to the 1-yard line and were just 36 inches and seconds away from ending their 18 game losing streak.

“It was devastating for the team, especially the seniors,” senior Keavon Wright said. “We fought long and hard the whole time but the odds were against us in the end.”