Recap on Freshman Football

Coach Dre Litaker helping out TJ Johnson.

Blackman High’s Freshman football team has shown potential throughout the season. They practiced everyday throughout the summer in preparation for the season.

They were excited to see if their hard work would pay off at their first game against the Siegal Stars. It was a good defensive game, but Siegel pushed through with a 14-8 win.

”My greatest moment was when I mossed that DB from Siegel on the goaline,” said Jaden Lark, freshman.

Although they lost their first game, the losing streak was over by game two. They played at Rockvale High School where they won their first game 52-28. Most of their points came in the first two quarters of the game.

Going into the Stewarts Creek game, many players knew each other, and a friendly rivalry was sparked. They won the game at home 40-14.

“My greatest moment was definitely against Stewarts Creek when I had six catches for 120 yards” stated freshman Riley Talley.

As the season progressed, a mixture of penalties and mistakes from Blackman lead to a disappointing loss against the Riverdale Warriors, ending with a score of 26-24. Their next game was against LaVergne High School where they won 42-0. This was the only game that every single person on the team got to play.

A week later, they struggled against Smyrna High School but fought for a win with a score of 21-16. The final game of the regular season was against Oakland, where they lost 48-0. Their efforts in the regular season earned them the #4 seed in the playoffs.

For the playoff game they played the #1 seed, Oakland. They changed their formations in preparation for the game, but these efforts were not enough, as they lost 41-6.

Wide Receiver/Safety Riley Talley had an outstanding season as he received an offer from Eastern Kentucky University.

“I felt really happy and was excited that I had got my first offer. But after that I knew I had to keep balling out and prove my doubters wrong,” said Talley.

“We had some of the best athletes in the county,” stated Jaden Lark.

Overall Blackman’s Freshman team had a good year. The team is proud of their season, and they cannot wait for the next season.