Football team to play Big Spring for homecoming game Friday, Oct 4


Hannah McClure

The Eagles are 5-0 going into the homecoming match up against Big Spring.

The football team will play Big Spring for homecoming Friday, Oct. 4.

The team will enter homecoming with a 5-0 record after defeating the Borger Bulldogs last week. The Big Spring Steers enter the game 1-4 after being defeated by Wall 40-0 last week.

“It’s really not a different game,” free safety and senior Braden Brewer said. “The only difference is probably the atmosphere at the homecoming game. But other than that we shouldn’t treat it as any other game to move on.”

Last week’s Borger game ended in a 64-19 victory.

We’re not satisfied yet with all that we’ve done.

— Joe Shaw, 11

“The first quarter wasn’t the way we wanted to start the game,” Brewer said. “But second quarter to the end we clicked it and ended up coming out on top to a score that we liked.”

Brewer also plays as an outside receiver. 

“It’s all about us as a team,” Brewer said. “That’s what the coaches keep on harping on us is that it’s just about us. The only challenge for this team is if we beat ourselves up.”

The team has 4 games remaining until playoffs with a bye week Oct. 18.

“We’re brothers and we play for each other,” Brewer said. “Whenever we’re in the games together we know we all have each others backs. That’s just an advantage that we have that we have such great chemistry together.”

Junior Joe Shaw plays on the team as both receiver and cornerback. 

“We just have to prepare for the run more,” Shaw said. “Most teams may pass more but this team [Big Spring] is more of a running team. So we have to be ready for that.”

Everybody wants to win homecoming, but we have bigger goals in mind.

— Joe Shaw, 11

Other than defeating Borger last week the team has beaten Palo Duro, Randall, Lamesa, and Caprock. 

“We’re doing things we’re expected to do,” Shaw said. “We’re beating the teams we’re expected to beat. But we’re not satisfied yet with all that we’ve done. We want 16 games and a state championship. Making it further than we did last year will be the first step.”

The homecoming game will also feature the homecoming queen coronation and be the last of homecoming activities that have included the masquerade ball, dress-up days, and the powder puff dodgeball game. 

“We’re basically taking this like any other game,” Shaw said. “It’s not our goal yet. Everybody wants to win homecoming, but we have bigger goals in mind.”