During the first quarter of the game a Perry player runs the ball up the field and is tackled by many SHS players. Photo by Jordin Baker
"I honestly think we did a great job against them other than the second quarter," senior Jordan Tweedy said. "The second quarter was rough but we had some time in the locker room to talk things over and came out in the second half (as) the team we truly are."
Football players line up at the line for Perry's first down. The SHS defensive line had a total of 30 solo and 14 assisted tackles. Photo by Jordin Baker
Senior Ryan Lezon runs the ball down the field. Lezon made a total of 371 yards in the entire game, 216 passing yards and 155 rushing yards. Photo by Jordin Baker
"Rival games mean more, and teams play out of their mind so for our team to respond the way we did, I was very happy," Lezon said.
Junior Gage Nelson rushes the ball with a total of 58 yards in the game. Nelson has a total of 85 rushing yards for his career. Photo by Jordin Baker
Senior LaMarco Yates takes the ball down the field with a total of 102 yards in the game and 463 yards in his career. Photo by Jordin Baker
"The energy was great, the fans were into it and the student section was great also," Yates said. "That was probably one of the most exciting games I've ever played in."
Senior Mitchell Unversaw catches the ball and scores a touchdown. Unversaw was pushed backwards and he dropped the ball but the touchdown still counted. Photo by Jordin Baker
The SHS varsity cheerleaders hype up the crowd. Photo by Jordin Baker
"It was a great feeling to beat Perry, especially during senior year," senior Jessica Johnston said. "Overall it was a really exciting night and a fun game to watch, and I'm so glad I got to be a part of it."
Head coach Brandon Winters talks to the offensive line during a timeout. Winters has been head coach for 3 years and a part of the coaching staff for 11 years prior. Photo by Jordin Baker
Senior Jayven Jones-Moore catches the ball and scores a touchdown. Photo by Jordin Baker
"I think the energy against Perry is very intense and aggressive, but also fun and light-hearted," junior Christian Conway said.
Just before half time a Perry player tries to run the ball down the field but gets tackled by many SHS players. Photo by Jordin Baker
"The energy throughout the whole game was electric," senior Lydia Springer said. "Everybody in the stands were so excited whenever we got a touchdown or a good play that it really made the game more enjoyable and helped keep the energy up the whole time."
Senior Sidney King cheers to pep up the crowd in the final quarter. King has been a varsity cheerleader for three years. Photo by Jordin Baker
"I was a little worried about the score at halftime, but we were able to pull through and defeat Perry once again." King said.