Bears look to have winning season


Aaliyah LeCompte

The Bears are off to a 1-1 start to the season and are looking for another win this Thursday against Katy Jordan.

Savannah Crabtree, Writer

Football season is officially underway and with the guidance of new athletic director and head coach Eric Peevey, the Battlin’ Bears are looking to have a winning season.

After a big 26-6 win over Hamshire-Fannett in the season opener on Aug. 27, the Bears traveled to West Orange-Stark last Friday. Despite back-and-forth scoring in the first half, the Mustangs were able to get a 27-7 jump on the Bears at halftime. Despite a big 41-yard touchdown from Ashton Landry in the last quarter, the Bears fell short, 20-39.

The Bears are looking to get another win when they travel to Katy Jordan this Thursday, Sept. 9.

According to senior quarterback Ashton Landry, some of his personal goals for the season are to do his job successfully to put his team in a position to win and to improve each game.

We will improve each and every week.”

— Ashton Landry

“The team has definitely not reached its full potential,” Landry said. “We will improve each and every week. I plan on leading by example by doing my job so the rest of the team can feel comfortable to do their job.”

Landry said there have been a few challenges to this season, such as getting everyone on board to buy into the system of the new coaches, but so far everyone has gotten on board and hasn’t looked back.

“It has turned out very well,” Landry said. “Coach Peevey has us all on board with this system. This year there is a lot more excitement and motivation to represent our school well.”

The Bears will take on Katy Jordan this Thursday at 7 p.m.