Falcon football team aims to bounce back after opening defeat

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Falcon football team aims to bounce back after opening defeat

The football team runs out before its game against Nolan Catholic on Sept. 6

The football team runs out before its game against Nolan Catholic on Sept. 6

Ayush Krisnamoorti

The football team runs out before its game against Nolan Catholic on Sept. 6

Ayush Krisnamoorti

Ayush Krisnamoorti

The football team runs out before its game against Nolan Catholic on Sept. 6

Wilson Kelsey, Sports Editor

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The football team will play the Legacy School of Sports Science at Segal Field on Friday.

 

The team aims to bounce back from its season opener, a 9-42 loss against Nolan Catholic High School from Fort Worth last week.

 

Kinkaid battled early and scored first, but struggled to contain Nolan Catholic sophomore Emeka Megwa. 

 

“Reset is the motto, and that’s what we continually say,” said senior Reed Butler, who is currently recovering from ACL surgery. He is one of many players who are recovering from various injuries. 

 

The team has lost considerable physical size since last year with the graduations of offensive players, Zach Daniels and Josh Williams, who have been replaced by seniors Jackson Griggs and Alex Garcia. The team has also almost completely replaced its offensive line, with junior Cayman Duncan being the only returning starter. 

 

However, there is reason to be hopeful: There are six players returning from injury, including senior linebacker, Michael Duncan and senior defensive lineman, Freddy Reckling. 

Coach Nathan Larned continues to keep the football team’s recent success in perspective, saying “this team has not won the championship yet.” 

 

The football team has two more games before beginning conference play against St. Marks on Sept. 20.