JV football 7-1 overall

JV football players enjoy their overwhelming victory over the newly opened Rolesville High School team.

Julia Collner, Scene Editor

Under the Friday night lights isn’t the only time to see a great football team. The junior varsity football team, under the leadership of new head coach Glendon Dillard, opened the season 3-0 and currently sits at 7-1 overall.

The team’s largest margin of victory was over newly minted rival Rolesville by a score of 55 to 14.

Early in the season Dillard reflected on his team’s chances.

“They can be in the top half of the conference team if they are to their potential, but if they go above it, they can really do something special,” Dillard said.

In their wins, the team outscores opponents by an average of 29.6 points, notching wins against East Wake, 62 to 41, Cary 40 to 21, Broughton, 47 to 14 and Wakefield 48 to 14.

Their only loss came against Millbrook 36 to 21 where turnovers and injuries to six players factored into the defeat.

Team unity has been one strength.

“We are all close. We don’t argue at all,” sophomore quarterback and defensive back Ki’mon Small said.

Freshman linebacker Jake Campbell sees room for further improvement.

“I am getting better every day and understanding what the coaches want me to do,” Campbell said.

Though minor challenges face the team, they are still hopeful for what the future holds.

Sophomore Shy’heem Mitchell said, “We are all brothers, united as one.”