By Tamas Mondovics
This year’s fall football season may not have turned out as successfully as many have hoped for, but that did not stop the Wolves, under program Head Coach Kenneth Hiscock, to treat fans to a fun and touchdown-filled season final home game win last month.
While there was no shortage of mistakes on both sides, Newsome defeated Sarasota Riverview, 41-7, in a conference bout, setting up the program for the regular season’s final away game against conference winner Manatee Hurricanes.
Space does not allow to mention the entire Newsome roster, as Friday night’s game gave nearly every player a chance to show some skills, including seniors Braxton Harris, Drew Willis, Drew Kozlin, Josef Gutsche, Nate Simmons and Wolves quarterback Cole Schaller, all who took turns in making the game memorable for those that came to support the team filling the stadium to capacity.
One of the biggest cheers and applauding from fans, however, came after the halftime performance of the Newsome Wolfpack Marching Band, following the performance of its award winning show entitled, Flight. If Only I Could.
Led by Program Director Michael Miller and senior Drum Major Justin Shaw, the band undoubtedly earned everyone’s respect and admiration.
“We are excited to bring this championship performance to our fans and our community,” Miller said while reflecting on the band becoming Grand Champions of the prestigious 2015 Bands of America competition last month in Newark, Del. just days prior.
While the majority of the action mainly happens on the field, a notable mention and thanks should also go out to the young members of the Newsome JROTC, who are setting a great example of personal commitment and dedication, as they quietly perform their duties during each home game.
The 2015-2016 regular fall football season may now be over, but high school sports are only heating up.
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