Friday Night Flashback

Football players reflect on past season, prepare for next year


Olivia Fox

Sophomore EJ Moore runs the ball against Connally

Avery Smith, Editor in Chief

     Football season has come to an end for the 2019 school year. No more packed stands, halftime shows and theme days. We must wait another year to once again stand underneath those Friday night lights. 

     Varsity football faced adversity this year with multiple injured players. The team played hard and ended their season with a record of 1-9. 

     “This year, I learned that the record in a football season doesn’t describe the work ethic of a team,” senior Riley Grady said. “The fact that we lost eight games didn’t indicate how close we were in each game.” 

       Their win of the season was against Pflugerville Connally. It was a tight game, but in the end, the Raiders won 15-14. 

     “One of the highs of the season was definitely our win against Connally,” junior Drew Henson said. “During the game we were able to play as a team, even after all of the injuries. You have to work as a team all together if you want to win, and you can.” 

     Despite their season record, senior Lane Bresnehen broke two school records- one for most tackles in a game and the other for the most tackles in a season. 

     “I think I’m at peace with this being my last year,” Bresnehen said. “I accomplished my goals and hopefully left behind a legacy that the younger guys will continue. This season taught me how to lead a team no matter what happens.” 

     The team is already preparing for next year’s season. The boys started offseason right away with running and workouts. 

     “I wish we as team would have played harder in key moments this season” sophomore EJ Moore said. “However, I feel that we are going to be really good next year if we work hard enough. Right now we’re training really hard in the period and I’m training outside of school, with a personal trainer, to get ready for next year.”