Last second score leads Redhawks to win

Harley Classe, Sports Editor

 

The Redhawks brought home a close 50-49 win Thursday in their first football game of the season against the Reedy Lions at Kuykendall Stadium. Last year the Lions caged the Redhawks 35-27, but this season that theme did not prevail.

The Redhawks led 21-7 at halftime, however the Lions would mount a furious comeback and tie at 42, before taking a 49-42 lead with just minutes left in the fourth quarter. However, the Redhawks would drive the length of the field for a touchdown to make it 49-48. From there, junior quarterback Keldric Luster bulldozed into the endzone for the 2-point conversion with :08 left of the clock, leading the Redhawks to a 50-49 win. 

“Reedy was the team to beat this year,” sophomore Will Jackson said. “They beat us last year in a tough game so going out there and beating them is something that is really going to motivate us as a team.”

A little motivation and hard work is just the thing senior Cade McGarrh believes will push his team a little harder this season.

I don’t think people really do see the work we put in,” McGarrh said. “We are up here from 5 to 9 most afternoons putting in the work in the weight room, on the field, and in the classroom learning about different types of plays and what we can do better and I think that goes unseen but at the same time it’s still a big part of football that not many people recognize.”