Football begins first-ever varsity season

Caitlin Topham & Okairi Torres

Who’s house? Rouse House! Who’s house? Rouse House! Who’s house? Rouse House! Go Raiders Go!

The Raiders take the field this year for their first-ever varsity season. They began the season Aug. 27 at Liberty Hill where they lost 34-14. They followed it up with back-to-back home games against Bryan Rudder (63-27 L) and Hendrickson (34-21 L).

“It’s going well and of course there are adjustments to be made, but they’re growing pains,” head coach Mann said “We need to continue to learn to adapt to the situations as varsity football.”

With three games under their belt, Mann is proud of the effort the team has put forth.

“Getting to go out and play as varsity is an honor within itself and we’re competitive,” Mann said “We have the capacity to be a very good football team and they never quit. That’s all a coach can ask for.”

The team takes on Lampasas Sept. 17 and has a bye Sept. 24. District begins Oct. 1 against Marble Falls.

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