Facing Lone Star, football tries to score a win


Brian Higgins

Warming up at the Ford Center at The Star, the Redhawks kick off against Lone Star at 7 p.m. Thursday. The Redhawks are looking for their first win against the 2-2 Rangers.

Addyson Schick, Assistant Sports Editor

The Redhawks (0-5) take on the Lone Star Rangers (2-2) for the first time in two years Thursday night at the Ford Center in a District 6-5A Division 1 contest that kicks off at 7 p.m.

“It’s the same coaching staff,” head football coach Matt Swinnea said. “So when you look on film, they are doing the exact same things as we have seen them in the past.”

With Lone Star’s top two quarterbacks injured, the Rangers are expected to start third string quarterback Bennett Fryman.  

“Lone Star has quite a bit of injuries and has to fill that quarterback spot,” Swinnea said. “So I think we showed against Heritage that we can put pressure on quarterbacks, and so I think that’s an opportunity that we have to exploit this week.”

Even though Lone Star is having what is considered a down year, junior Jossiah Lewis believes the Redhawks cannot get too overconfident.

“We’re going against a good team, and the injured players might not affect their game a lot,” Lewis said. “As long as everyone does their job, win or lose we still move on to the next game and not let the last one affect us.”