Football Team Looks to Tackle Conference Schedule

Kam Moore, Rooster Reporter

The Reagan Raiders are off to a great start this season with a record of 6-1. This is the first time in Raider history that the varsity football team was 5-0 before losing on Oct.11 against the Glenn Bobcats  So far this year our quarterback, Gabriel Hollingsworth, has thrown for 853 yards and has a total of 14 touchdown passes. While star running back Daniel Moyer Jr has run a total of 555 yards on 75 carries with a total of 7 touchdowns.  

On another note, Reagan’s defense has been on fire this year stopping teams from scoring and getting turnovers. The Raiders defense believes,“ they’re breaking expectations but they are not done yet,” Middle linebacker Isiah Reid said.  The Raiders this year are playing better than any team the school has in the history of the program. The Raiders have a tough schedule ahead, but they believe that this is their championship year. The whole team stated that this is the year Reagan will be known. Others on the team believe they have the best team in the state. With the way, things are going the Raiders are striving for a championship run. “This year’s defense has a lot of experience in it,” said senior Nathaniel Carson. “Our defensive line alone has six seniors and each of our position groups on defense has a guy who has been in the system for a while and can set the standard for what our defense is about. Carson also said, “When we meet the standards we set for ourselves it allows the offense to get more possessions, put points on the board, and win games. Our primary goal each week is to focus on the team ahead of us. We work on treating every team with the same high level of intensity and each week our goal is not to make the same mistakes that we made the week before. Ultimately, our goal is to win the conference championship and put ourselves in a good position to make a deep playoff run ending in a state championship.”

  The Raiders see their team more like a family Gabriel Hollingsworth said, “the off-season was great for our offense because we spent a lot of time throwing and spending time together and the offensive line has played great. we are truly one big family and that changes everything. The team has been preparing for their oct.18 game versus Reynolds, said head coach Josh Mcgee, “Coming off a tough loss our team did an outstanding job in practice this week preparing for Reynolds. They are excited about the opportunity to get back into the win column. We take it one week at a time.”