Football looks to soar against Lebanon Trail


Tai Tran

The claws of the Frisco Racoons dug deep last Friday when then Redhawks fell 43-7. After a week to prepare, the Redhawks gear up to put a stop to the Lebanon Trail Trailblazers.

Harley Classe, Sports Editor

Looking to bounce back after a 43-7 loss against the Frisco Racoons, the Redhawks take on Lebanon Trail High School at 7:00 p.m. in a District 7-5A football game on Friday at the Ford Center.

Falling into a deep hole against Frisco, head coach Matt Swinnea believes the team’s top players will step up against the Trail Blazers.

“With the players that have notoriety there is definitely a spotlight there,” Swinnea said. “I have full confidence that they will rise to the occasion to do what we need to do.”

Even after the loss that ended the team’s five game winning streak, senior Chika Ugoh believes his team has even more motivation than ever to home out strong.

“We are really confident going into Friday’s game because we know we’re much better than Lebanon Trail,” Ugoh said. “I feel like any way we play, we can definitely win. Defense has to step up. Offense has to step up.”

Friday’s game is also the annual Pink Out game as October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month with cheerleaders and fans alike will dress in pink.

“[For cheer] I like that we kind of get to go all out,” junior, cheerleader Caroline Caruso said. “We really get to dress the part, wear everything pink, and I think it’s really special for [everyone] to get to see us on the sidelines just letting everyone know, hey we’re here to support.”