Football means a lot to Rankin athletes and the community. Being part of the varsity football team is the aspiration of junior high and junior varsity football players. The fact that a state championship is on their minds, pushes them to want to better themselves. The players are confident in the fact that all of them can build each other up, train hard and work together.
When preparing for games and practice, the boys watch the other team they are going to play. They then run their defense and offense and find out what plays are commonly used or not.
The boys started their football season recently with only one loss and that loss is still bugging them but they can use that to fuel their want to win.“ I believe we are good but will have to be even better than last year.” said senior, De’shon Goodley. The varsity boys strongly believe work needs to be done to aspire to be the best. Where there are weaknesses there are strengths.
All of the football players all have the same idea about fixing the mistakes that are too common to be made over and over again. When not playing they watch the film from previous games to see what their position does and if it is right or wrong. They make sure to tell the person if they are doing it wrong and help them to fix their mistakes.
Rankin is proud of their team and supports them through their travels of facing off with their opponents. With every practice, the Red Devils continue to work hard and strive to become their best selves.
By: Angel Baeza, junior & Roman Joyce, freshman
Taken from The Pitchfork, Volume 8, Issue 2, October 2, 2020