Lauren Wood – Mustangs Ahead
(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – For LRHS senior varsity players this Friday is the last rival football game against Braden River.
“I’m pretty confident that we’re going to win,” commented outside linebacker Dylan Townson.
“We can’t compare this game to last year’s because we’ve been attracting more players and have been training endlessly for Friday’s game. I hope a lot of people go… it’s going to be interesting.”
LRHS’ home battle against the Pirates tops off the annual Rivalry Week as students compete with Braden River in football, spirit and even who orders the most from the State Road 70 Chick-Fil-A.
“The great thing about the rivalries is that it really, really gets kids involved because they see each other, text each other, and we obviously need the bragging rights,” stated coach Delazzer.
Friday’s game will be a “black out” according to the LRHS Student Government Association (SGA). That means students are requested to wear black.
“The game against Braden River has always been my favorite,” said wide receiver Alex Eden. “We went to middle school with these people, so it’s fun to see them again on our last game. The rivalry is real.”
There will be a free tailgate at 6 p.m. Free food and prizes will be handed out. Foam fingers will be available for $3 each.
The tailgate will last until kickoff at 7:30 p.m.