Red beats blue in the first District 7-5A football game of the season

Harley Classe, Sports Editor

Red is better than blue. Well for at least one night it was after the Redhawks beat the Rockhill Bluehawks 43-36 in the opening game of District 7-5A play at Kuykendall Stadium Thursday. 

The Redhawks now have a three game winning streak under their belt which junior Keldric Luster hopes will serve as motivation for the next game.

“We really stepped it up as a team,” Luster said. “We came together and got it done which I think was a big thing for us.”

Luster led the way for the Redhawks with his arm and his feet by completing 21 of 23 passing attempts for 268 yards, and rushing for another 118 yards.

Down a few players, including senior 5-star recruit Evan Stewart, the team still pulled through in the final half of the game after Rock Hill took an early 14-7 lead.

“We have a lot of talent this year,” head coach Matt Swinnea said. “We have many athletes who have been competing alongside one another for multiple years which has been extremely beneficial to our bond and success as a team.”