Football looks to make statement under Thursday night lights


Jade Owens

Wide Receiver Luke Mayfield hurdles a Lebanon Trail defensive player to avoid the tackle at the twenty-five yard line. Mayfield eventually scored a touchdown during the third quarter.

Drew Gager, Staff Writer

After a commanding 56-20 win against Lebanon Trail last week, the football team (3-2 overall, 2-1 district) will face Frisco Reedy (4-2, 3-1) in an away district game tonight at 5:30 p.m. 

Frisco Reedy’s stats suggest that they have a good running attack, averaging over 150 rushing yards per game. Junior defensive back Shawn Robertson said the team has studied Reedy’s tendencies on film.

“Reedy is very well coached and has a very good scheme,” Robertson said. “They have some good disciplined athletes, so we have watched a lot of film to prepare for the game, and we have a plan for what they try to do.”

Junior wide receiver Luke Mayfield said there hasn’t been a specific cause for the Leopards’ being winless in their first two away games.

“I don’t think there has been a certain cause, although our toughest part of the schedule is away,” Mayfield said. “We just need to mentally show up ready and we will be fine.”

Mayfield has had two or more touchdowns in the last two games. Robertson credited the depth of the wide receiving corps for the team’s recent success.

“After the first game, the offense has played great, especially the receiving corps,” Robertson said. “We have really found our identity on offense, and it has helped us win games,” Robertson said.

Mayfield credited junior wide receiver Reid Westervelt for making the offense multi-dimensional.

“Reid Westervelt has played outstanding and opens up everyone else in our offense,” Mayfield said. “We need to buy in and go all in this week.”