Working into the future

Farmers to face Wylie Pirates tonight at 7


Ke'Asia Berry

Senior wide receiver Isiah Stevens catches the ball leading to a touchdown during the game against Rockwall Heath on Friday, Sept. 25.

It’s the beginning of football season and the football team is [0-1] after the loss to Rockwall Heath on Friday, Sept. 25. The players now have one goal in mind and that goal is to win.

“I think we did pretty good,” senior wide receiver Isiah Stevens said. “We obviously had missed cues and mistakes but we can always improve as a team and a unit.”

While mistakes were made during the game in terms of defense, there were upsides to the night. With improvement and hard work, the team has a shot to win the next game against the Wylie Pirates on Friday, Oct. 2. 

“We did not have a good game at all,” junior defensive lineman Da’Mon Walker said. “There’s a lot we need to work on. A lot of people need to step up to the plate and just play better.”

The coaches also talk about the team and mindset going into week two. They hope to have hard work and a positive mindset. They also want to clean up how the players play as far as offense and special teams.

“There’s a lot of things we have to clean up,” assistant head coach Ross Hasten said. “Special teams wise I know we are working this week to improve ourselves. Offensively missing assignments weren’t what we wanted. There are some things we are working on this week to fix it. It’s nice to see the issues now rather than week four or five.”

As the team starts to find its young defense, the senior players try to help navigate the varsity level. The senior players are confident about their next game.

“We just [have to] go out there and be disciplined,” senior safety Keegan Brewer said. “Just like a fight, you get knocked over, you gotta get back up. This Friday is going to make us or break us.”