What a way to start district.!! The RHS varsity eagles showed unbelievable heart Friday night as they came back twice to beat rival Pearce 54-50. The stands were packed and the crowd was amazing. The offense was led by the running of Armondo Washinton, Dyland Jackson and Jarek Broussard. Michael Johnson threw 3 touchdown passes to Deandre Washington and Khalil Lacy caught 4 big passes as well. The offensive line blocked for a unit that amassed 500 yards of total offense. They were led by Reagan Smith, Jeremy Kamua, Joe Muir, Fadi el-haj, and John Butler. The defense was led by ends Muhamed Abdulrahman, Muhammad Janned, tackle Christian Garcia, linebackers Cade Corey and Raul Alvarado, safeties Jacob Hanberry and Jarek Broussard, and corners Devonte Adcock and Noah Simonton. The hustle and effort of our defense led to 4 turnovers. Kickers Chad Haberson and Case Ritter did a great job all night as well. We could not be more proud of the team for they way they overcame adversity Friday night. They could have folded, but didn’t. That is a tribute to the leadership character they have. We are 1-0 in district and look forward to our upcoming game against North Mesquite this Friday at Mesquite Memorial stadium.
The RHS JV football team also got district play started with a bang on Thursday, beating rival J.J. Pearce 42-12. The offense was led by the rushing attack of Zack Jackson and Joseph Nwisienyi. Grant Roberts directed the offense with his passing and rushing while Alunte Tate caught a touchdown pass and Jordan Wander had some big catches. The offensive line of Adrian Garcia, Quentin Abadie, Jorge Tapia, Dalton Jones, Dan Gold, Xavier Blasingame, Adam Metzinger and Austin Grimes completely dominated the Pearce D. The Eagle D was led by Ralph Butler, Manny Knansah, Jorge Serrrano, Micah Alberts, Christian, Burrell, Jrake Polk, Jacob Saenz, Gabriel Darko and Miles Donihoo. The whole team played with much energy, emotion, and passion. They are now 1-0 and looking forward to the matchup with North Mesquite on Thursday night at Eagle-Mustang stadium.
The Gold team had their first game as their own team tonight, and while the Eagles faced some growing pains, they never gave up effort. Nicholas Samuel had a few positive runs during offensive drives and the defensive line had multiple tackles for losses stalling the Mustangs. Harold Cannon had a big return on Special teams setting the offensive up nicely to start their next drive. The Freshmen travel to Mesquite Memorial stadium this Thursday to take on the North Mesquite Stallions.