Spring football marks new era for Mustangs


Olivia Benson – Mustangs Ahead

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) The annual LRHS spring football game is coming up, and with Rashad West as the new LRHS head coach, the Mustangs have a hopeful outlook.

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Rashad West is LRHS’s new head football coach.

Spring practice starts Monday with the spring game is scheduled for 7 p.m., May 16 at Lecanto High School and the varsity Mustangs are excited. Lecanto High School went 3-7 overall and 1-5 in their district games last season. Varsity’s head coach is Greg Harper and their state rank is 420.

Coach West said, “We’ll be working on our schematics on both sides of the ball.” West also believes Lecanto will provide good competition. “They’re similar to us, my biggest thing is are getting better day in and day out.”

Upcoming seniors Garrett Mancini and Jordan Elliott are optimistic about their game and their upcoming season.

Mancini said, “I’m most excited for a new opportunity to play for someone who has coached at the high school level and had an undefeated record.”

Elliott stated he is most looking forward to “the fact that everyone has a clean slate with a new coach” and is also looking forward to playing with his teammates again.

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