Football falls to Corsicana in season opener



Football opened their season on Thursday at Kuykendall Stadium, where they faced Corsicana High School. They fell to the Tigers 38-28, but the team is still hopeful for the season.

Addyson Schick, Assistant Sports Editor

The football team did not get the results they were looking for Thursday night as they lost 38-28 to Corsicana High School in their first game of the season.

“That was definitely not the result we expected,” linebacker senior Dillion Davis said. “After coming back from such an amazing season last year we had higher hopes. I think we need to improve on communication and making sure to hustle to the ball on every play.”

With more than 30 new players hitting the varsity field for the first time, nerves were in play during the game according to sophomore Jacob Nickell.

“You know obviously it was my first varsity game, and you know being a sophomore everybody is older than me,” Nickell said. “You just gotta go in and just play and just try not think about that kinda stuff that makes you nervous. You know just everyone kind of having that realization that we made it and we’re all on varsity together.”

At the end of the first half the Redhawks were down by 21 (28-7). However, the team was able to repress their nerves going into the third quarter as they came back and scored 21 points in the second half. 

“We challenged them at half time, and we were going to get the ball,” head coach Matt Swinnea said. “And that you know the challenge was hey we need to take advantage of that. We were down 14 and we didn’t have a 14 point play, and so I thought that they were resilient in how they came back and gave themselves a chance in the second second half. So you know not giving up and fighting to the very end is huge, and I think that so far that that is something we can build on.”