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Freshman Red Hawks take first in conference

The freshman Red Hawks lost a close game to Sparta last Thursday. Pictured from the Red Hawks are #10 MavRick Cotton and #36 Alex Jacob. Photo by R. Klompstra.

Lose close game to Sparta

The freshman Red Hawk football team faced off against Sparta on Thursday, October 20. “The boys played hard like they did all season, we just came up a little short in the end. We as coaches are proud of the way they kept playing until the very end.” said Coach Covey.
Sparta scored in the first few minutes of the game. The Hawks answered with a touchdown of their own, but Sparta came right back and scored again. At the end of the quarter the score was Sparta 12, Cedar 6. Both teams scored a touchdown in the second, but only Sparta made their 2-point conversion to make the score to 20-12 Sparta.
With the rain still falling, Cedar came back out strong and evened the score with a touchdown and 2-point conversion. Sparta took back the lead with a touchdown and 2-point conversion. Cedar continued to battle and scored and Sparta immediately responded by scoring again. The third quarter ended with Sparta leading 36-26.
Going into the fourth quarter they could have given up, especially with the weather conditions, but they didn’t. The Red Hawks scored and made the 2-point conversion, but it wasn’t enough to take the lead. The last game of the season ended with the Spartans edging out the Red Hawks 36-34.
The loss, however, did not alter their position in the standings. It was a great season for the freshman team with 7 wins, 2 losses—good enough to take first in the conference.
“This is a great group of kids with great attitudes, they have the ability to do great things in the future,” said the coaches. “We look forward to watching them throughout the years. Thank you to the parents and fans for their support.”

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