The first thing that week 1 of football offered was the first week of awards for some of the young men. The offensive and special team player of the week was Eli Rogers. Eli caught a touchdown pass early in the fourth quarter to help close the gap in the game. The defensive player of the week was Josh Feliciano. Josh is just a sophomore and has already made a name for himself. I expect to see big things from this monster at D-tackle, for the remainder of the season. The last award went to Mikey Robertson. Mikey earned JV player of the week, and also was moved up to varsity last week as well. Mikey is the definition of what a Zebra represents. He got this award, not because of his play, but because of his hard work. He is the first one in the drill, the first one to volunteer to play scout team, the first one to work hard during conditioning, and never misses a practice. Congrats to all three of these Zebras, the future is bright for them.
Varsity football opened up last week vs the Bartlesville Bruins and came up a little short at the end. When a game goes the way this last Friday went, Coach Hurt’s message was clear, “we have no other choice than wake up the next day and go back to work.” That’s exactly what they have done, every player showed up on Saturday morning to lift, watch the film, and find a way to get better. The thing about football is the greatest growth happens from week 1 to week 2, no matter what level you are playing. I guarantee this week the offense will make some adjustments, clean up the mistakes, and be better. The defense played great, but I know Coach Sport found some things that they can do better as well, and they will. The Zebras are hungry and the Mustangs better be on the lookout come this Friday.