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Football Falls to Regents to Open Season

September 14, 2017

The Warriors got on the field to open the season last Friday. Coach Spenn and the team were glad to be doing something that felt more normal after the missed week due to the flooding of Hurricane Harvey. The Warriors picked up a tough Division II opponent for the opener. Austin Regents played for the Division II state title last year and has another very solid team this year.

The Warriors battled hard but the rusty offense had trouble keeping pace with the Knights. The last few minutes of the first half were an emotional roller coaster as the Warriors went from a big interception by Christian Fleischhauer to a string of mistakes that opened the door for Regents to lead 20 to 6 at the break. A called back touchdown on a trick play and a fumble led to disaster for the Warriors. In the end Regents controlled the ball and the score winning it, 41-13.

The defense hit hard all night and was led by John Ethan Baldwin with 14 total tackles and Austin Henry who tied a school record with 2.5 sacks. Joseph Carbone continued to shine on the outside with 8 catches for 153 yards and two touchdowns. The first of which came on a 71 yard screen play where he simply would not be denied the end zone. Click here for stats and the video recap of the game.

Tomorrow the Warriors will open district play at Lutheran North at 7 p.m. The following week the Warriors will host Pasadena First Baptist for a Thursday night game. The Warriors are the preseason favorite to win the district but will need to regain their scrimmage form from earlier in the season.