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The online student news source of Lovejoy High School

The Red Ledger

Expectations already surpassed

I was in complete shock when I saw the score to the Leopard’s football game Friday night- 53-14.

Frankly, after the school moved into 4A, I did not expect much from our football team. I knew we brought in an esteemed head coach, Matt Green, and that our starting quarterback from last year was still on the team, senior Zach Saffle, but I still did not believe that the Leopards would be able to hold their own.

And now I will be the first to admit that I was wrong.

I know it has only been one game into the season, but just like all the media will over-react to every Dallas Cowboys win or loss, I feel obligated to at least congratulate the football team and the coaching staff on a job well done against Frisco Heritage.

With the team struggling early, freshman quarterback Bowman Sells went out there and revealed to the fans what they had to look forward to for the next four years. Sells dominating play provided the spark the Leopards needed to get both their offense and defense on the right page, and I’m sure he got a confidence boost from his coaches having faith that he would be able to compete against players with three more years’ experience and size.

While Frisco Heritage does not compete in our district, they are definitely better than some of the other teams in our district. The Greenville football team has failed to win a single game in the past two seasons, and Denison and Royse City do not appear to be much better.

Overall, the Leopard’s threw together a dominating performance and made a statement that even though they have moved up to 4A the expectation is the same- win.

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Samantha Wendt, Managing Editor
Initially, the legendary snack cabinet and promise of courtside Mavericks tickets lured Senior Samantha Wendt to the newspaper class. Wendt enjoys experimenting with dessert recipes, and sometimes spends upwards of 6 hours making a decadent dessert. Even more than food, Wendt worships the Dallas Mavericks. She idolizes NBA Finals MVP Dirk Nowitzki, and knows every single statistic and happening within the Mavericks organization. In the 1st grade Wendt alternated between studying the biographies of the first 42 US Presidents and learning Russian. In 4th grade, she progressed to mapping out the rest of her life; she decided to travel to every single country in the world for a year after college, become a spy for the President, take a bullet in the leg for the President which would led to her subsequent two-term election, and become a college professor until she dies. Now, Wendt has made her life plan more achievable, and aspires to join the FBI.

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    Chochy LuceSep 24, 2012 at 4:00 pm

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