Longhorns aim to break streak


M. Cooke

The Longhorn cheerleaders pump up the crowd in last weeks game against University City.

After losing 38-0 to U. City Friday, Sept. 11, the Longhorns look to rally back against Parkway Central to break their two game losing streak.

“I think we need to just forget the last two weeks and practice with the mindset of beating Central,” junior Caleb Carswell said.

The Longhorns have not beaten the rival Colts in more than five years.
“In the past few years we haven’t played very well against Parkway Central,” senior Brian Loomis said. “But I think this is the year that we come together and beat our rival as a team.”

Senior running-back Nick Lewis, who was sidelined last game due to concussion-like symptoms, will be reinserted in his starting position. Lewis transferred to Parkway West from Parkway Central after his freshman year.

“I am extremely anxious to get back on the field after having to sit out against U. City, especially since we are playing my old school this week. Central, being our main rival, makes me even more excited for Friday, under the lights,” senior Nick Lewis said.

Junior wide-receiver Clay Bierk and sophomore wide-receiver Terrell Jones will fill the hole left by senior wide-receiver Bobby Connor who was injured during the 35-7 loss two weeks ago against Rockwood Summit.

“I am excited that I am being given the chance to step up and make a difference this week. Being one of the younger guys on the team I haven’t seen the field as much, and I am grateful for this great opportunity,” Jones said.

This week’s game against Parkway Central will be played at Parkway West on Friday night under the lights with a 7 p.m. kickoff time.