It started with heart and dedication, practice and scrimmages, and workouts and long hours, which paved the way for the PRHS Varsity Football team’s successful season. So far this season, PR Varsity is 9-4 for the overall season and 5-2 in their conference.
When asked about his view of the season so far, Head Coach, Michael Hertz stated, “I am pleased with how we have steadily improved throughout the season. We had some bumps in the road early on, but the players have worked hard to improve each and every practice. We feel like we are playing our best football right now.”
Senior Jaylen Coleman, a team captain, mentioned, “For a lot of us we've grown up in the Porter Ridge football cluster and being able to share the field with my teammates on Friday night is an exciting feeling. Our young defense has played a big factor in our success this season. As a result, our offense has been able to capitalize on our opportunities and clinch another playoff postseason.”
Malcolm Hines, a senior running back, commented, “My favorite memory has to be when we were all getting hyped for our first game. That night we played one of the best games all season.”
So far the team has beaten the RJ Reynolds Demons, the Page Pirates and the West Meck Hawks in the last three playoff games and are heading for their semifinal game this Friday, Dec. 7th. Come on out and cheer on the team! The game is at East Forsyth High School in Kernersville, NC starting at 7:30 p.m.