Bears look to have winning season


Emily Day

Junior quarterback Ashton Landry makes his way through the Houston Kinkaid defense.

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The varsity football team has worked hard and diligently in preparation for the 2020 season and are looking forward to achieving a winning record this year. 

COVID-19 has made a huge impact on this football season. Limiting the number of fans allowed to attend games, and having to wear a mask in the stands are just a few ways football games will look differently this year. Additionally, the players have had to take precautions to slow the spread of the virus. 

“It has been very challenging this year, head coach Randy Crouch said. “We have had a lot of starts and stops for different reasons. It’s very different.” 

With every new season comes new challenges to overcome. In order to face and beat these challenges, practices are specifically designed to target troubled areas.  

“To prepare differently for the season, we’ve conditioned a lot more,” senior Brandyn Lebouef said. “We’ve had more water out, and made sure that everyone’s being safe.” 

The Bears have set new goals as a team to work towards this season. Accomplishing these goals on and off the field helps to push players to reach their full potential. Coaches take pride in shaping their team into great players and respectful young men. 

“Our goal is to be the best team we can be,” Crouch said. “But also that we are good students and good citizens in our community.” 

So far, the Bears are 0-2 for the season with losses to Woodville and Houston Kinkaid. Despite a strong 20-point lead in the beginning of the game, the Bears fell short to Kinkaid last Friday night, 42-26.

The Bears will host the Jasper Bulldogs this Friday, Oct. 2 at Battlin’ Bear Stadium.