Luster shines, Redhawks win again

Harley Classe, Sports Editor

Both the Redhawks and the Memorial Warriors entered Friday’s District 7-5A game at Toyota Stadium with equal records of 3-0, but it was the Redhawks coming from behind to win 56-38, putting an end to Memorial’s three game winning streak.

Trailing 38-28 with a little more than four minutes left in the 3rd quarter, the Redhawks outscored the Warriors 28-7 the rest of the way. 

“Being down 10 in the second half, I think a lot of teammates of mine, their heads were down and everybody wasn’t as motivated,” quarterback, junior Keldric Luster said. “So me being the leader of the team, I had to keep everybody motivated as the game went on.”

The motivation likely was motivated by Luster’s play as he finished with six touchdowns, and more than 500 yards of total offense .

“I think the level of play, simply due to the competitiveness of the season, has grown,” head coach Matt Swinnea said. “Each week you have to show up and this week we accomplished that.”

The Redhawks don’t plan on stopping at four wins as Luster and his teammates plan to push on.

“At the beginning of the season, me and my teammates were amped up about the season and we want to continue that all of the way through,” Luster said. “Being 4 and 0 is definitely a great feeling, but me and my teammates don’t feel like we have won anything yet, the job isn’t over so we are still going to be pushing until the end.”