Varsity Football vs Harker Heights Preview


Justin Jalomo, Sports Reporter

After winning their first game of the season, the varsity football team is now preparing for their next game against Harker Heights.

“We’re practicing hard,” senior quarterback Justin Moore said. “We haven’t changed any of our practice habits; we practice hard all the time. Game plan wise, coaches have some great install so we’re just trusting the coaches and working to beat them.”

On the defense, they need to make sure they play physical.

“They have a big offensive line and really fast players,” senior defensive lineman Osorachuwku Ifesinachukwu said. “We’re just making sure all of our fits are right and play low on the line.”

As a quarterback, Moore is taking no reps off to make sure he’s ready for Friday.

“I go hard on every play and making sure everyone else is going hard,” Moore said. “Sometimes it can be a drag, like on Monday morning, but I’ve got to make sure everyone’s hustling and everyone’s ready to beat Harker Heights on Friday.”

As a receiver, junior wide receiver Reese Watson is making sure everybody is working hard to be ready for Friday.

“I’m practicing hard all the time,” Watson said. “ I’m making sure my other receivers are always working hard and making sure my defense is working hard.”

As a defensive lineman, Ifesinachukwu is preparing for the game by studying film and doing other things as well.

“I try to know what they do and try to go hard in the weight room so we can get a little stronger before the game,” Ifesinachukwu said.

Last Thursday, the team got their first win of the season by defeating Killeen 28-24.

“It was awesome,” Moore said. “The bus ride back was pretty exciting. Offense played great, defense played great, special teams were awesome so it was a great win across the board.”

During the game, Watson contributed to the team by scoring a touchdown.

“It felt great,” Watson said. “Justin Moore threw that pass to me for an easy fade. We had an easy connection and it’s going to keep going and going.”

On the defense, Ifesinachuwku contributed by making sure he went hard every play.

“Also, trying to get the quarterback as best as I could and trying to be be disruptive in the backfield.”