JV Football undefeated


photo by Bailey Fisher

Running back Oliver Hart takes it between the tackles on a carry in a 31-0 win over Oviedo.

Nathaniel Kauffman, Twitter Editor

On Thursday, Sept. 24 the JV football team beat Lyman 41-19 in their fifth straight win.

Running back Tavis Thompson led the team with three rushing touchdowns, while the defense had big stops that took a lot of pressure off the offense.

The key to the team all year has been their rushing attack and their defensive dominance. They have two shutouts so far and have scored an average of over 36 points per game this season.

The team is using this season as a way to show everyone that they are just as good as anyone on varsity. Becoming 8-0 would turn a lot of heads for them.

“Nobody really pays attention to JV, the only reason you really play JV is to make varsity,” defensive end Terrance Foster said. “We want to win to make a statement.”

Perhaps the biggest statement this season was a 31-0 win over rival Oviedo, a team that got the better of them last time they met.

“Before every Oviedo game [the coaches] give us a speech about how important the game is because they are our rival,” right tackle Shamir Ulysse said. “Our defense that game got a lot of stops for us and we made a lot of plays.”

Their main goal this season is to stay undefeated. Their biggest threat is Lake Brantley, who they will play Thursday, Oct. 1. Lake Brantley is currently undefeated as well.

The team has been motivated this season to change the perception of the themselves and to be considered a threat to the other teams.

“Coach said over the summer that Hagerty is known as a soft team, so this year, we play to prove that we are as hard as anybody else,” defensive tackle Jacob Frisch said.