Football teams tackle outlook for next season


Lauryn Jones

The Braswell varsity team bounds onto the field during its first season. The team went 0-10 this season, but is looking ahead to preparing for next year.

Braswell High School’s first football season was a “learning year” because the varsity team has no seniors, due to the school only having students in grades 9th-11th during its first year.  

Freshmen went 6-3-1 over the entirety of the season, and JV and varsity both went 0-10.

Braswell JV and varsity football didn’t score for multiple games as they learned how to play together as a team, in addition to learning how the team operated as a cohesive whole.

“It was our first year, [so] we have time to grow,” varsity wide receiver Quinton Draine said. “Now that we are more of a team, we know everybody, and we are all coming together. I’m pretty sure we will do better [next year].”

Braswell is preparing for next season by developing the team’s chemistry and strength. This means the Braswell football team has new plays, stronger players and more determination.   

“We are working out as a team to get better,” JV defensive end Zachary Rogers said. “The whole team is pushing me to be better.”