Madison Koczersut – Mustangs Ahead

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(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- It’s a very sad feeling when a sports season comes to an end, especially for high school seniors.

It feels as if there is something missing and a hole in your heart when students put up the cleats for the last time, score the last goal, make the last touchdown, and leave the court, field, or pool for the last time.

This may have not been the winless LRHS varsity football team’s best year, but it was educational. The team worked very well together and worked hard at practice.

The team also got a new coach this year, which is hard to adjust to during your senior year. Some of the seniors on the LRHS football expressed how they felt with their season ending.

LRHS senior kicker, Travis Freeman said, “It was the last time I would be wearing green and white, but I’m excited to see what will happen will my future athletic career. I’ll miss many of the coaches and players. Especially playing for the fans.”

Freeman added, “The student section was always energetic and yelling. Some of my best friends cheered me on all year, so I’ll miss playing for them. I am planning on attending the university of Florida and possibly playing football.”

LRHS fullback, senior Drake Theriot said, “It was sad knowing that I won’t be able to put that Mustang jersey on again or play another game with that group. What I’ll miss the most is running out on the field every Friday night and getting to play the best game ever. After I graduate, I plan on playing college football, I’m not sure where yet.”

LRHS senior quarterback, George Davis said, “I’m kind of sad that it came to an end. The thing I will most is the kids I played with for the past 4 years. I plan on attending USF.”

LRHS senior defensive end, Cole McClellan said, “It was really eye opening, realizing that I wouldn’t be playing again. I am happy I finished with the boys. I’ll miss the feeling of adrenaline while lining up for the first play of the game and hitting people. I plan on going to FSU.”

All the boys wish the best of luck to the teams that come after them and said they’ll never forget what it felt like to go on that field every Friday night.

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