Football’s winning mindset


Dave Thompson

Before the third home game, against Rockwood Summit, senior Abryon Givins rips through the banner the varsity cheerleaders made. “Home games were great because we had our school cheering for us and we wanted to win for our home team. At away games we did not have that kind of support,” Givins said.

With a record of 3-6 with one game left in the season, the football team is not looking at in as a loss.

“We’re a great team, and we are great at team bonding. We’re so close that our team is like a brotherhood basically. I believe that it is all about the experience, and even though we might not be winning on the field, at every game we are winning in our hearts because we all put in 100% effort,” junior Evan Shukers said.

The team has their first district game Friday, Oct. 24 against Parkway Central.

“It is a big game against our rivals and were all looking for redemption because of the earlier loss against them. I think that we are ready to come out strong and give it our all,” junior Bobby Connor said.

To prepare for the game,  the team has a team dinner and will listen to music in the locker room. They will also watch film and learn the other teams strategies.

“Our coach told us that going into this game last year, the team didn’t care at all, but this year we have attitude of wanting to win and play. We work hard everyday to get ready for this game,” senior Jake Seers said.

The team is determined to go into districts with a positive mindset.

“This year is more fun because were actually competing and we haven’t gotten killed in every game. Everyone on the team always goes in with a mindset that we are going to win, which is what it should be like every game,” senior Austin Sisk said.