Football loses to Fox due to lack of chemistry


Desi Kirchofer (12) shares a look of defeat after a devastating lose to Fox on Sept. 23.

The varsity football team was determined to get its first win of the season Friday night (Sept. 23) against Fox, but a breakdown in following assignments led to a 40-14 loss.

Fox took the lead in the first quarter, scoring a touchdown for a 7-0 lead. In the second quarter, Fox scored 13 points for a 20-0 halftime lead.

In the second half, Fox scored another 13 points to go ahead 33-0. In the fourth quarter, the Tigers finally got on the scoreboard as Kobe Dozier (11) scored his team’s only two touchdowns. But it was too late in the game for a comeback.

“We gotta keep the ball in our hands and take care of the opportunities that we get,” said Dozier. “We need to fight harder, we can do it; we just need to believe in ourselves more.”

Some of the players believe the team isn’t as close as they have been in the past. Dozier stated that they “don’t have enough chemistry; with better chemistry, we could do some really good things.”

Even with the loss, Head coach Arlee Conners feels like the boys are making better progress.

“The first half, we played like we’ve all year long, turning the ball over and making it easy for the other team,” said Conners. “By the second half we did a little bit more; we didn’t turn the ball over, but by then it’s too late.”

The football team’s current record is 0-6. They will play Saturday, Oct. 1, at Parkway North at 1 p.m.

“We’re going to keep working on staying focused, staying disciplined about our assignments, believe in what we are doing, and having confidence,” said Conners.