South shows spirit on senior night


Christopher Bunker

All dressed in black. SOFO seniors were admitted into the senior night game with no admissions fee. With the winning score of 21-14, South Forsyth students and faculty were provided with a night of football and fun.

Sierra Wamsley, Editor-in-Chief

South students dressed in all black on November 1st to support the football team in their final home game of the season. South Forsyth administration admitted seniors who attended the event into the game with no charge. Announcers welcomed senior football players out onto the field, accompanied by family and cheered on by friends.

Central won the toss and opted to start on defense. Slott and Tre Green ran the ball for some short gains until the War Eagles fumbled the snap and the Bulldogs recovered. South stopped a touchdown with a forced turnover. They moved the ball down the field but did not get far before Central’s defense intercepted, and the Bulldogs were first and ten. They were not able to get far enough before South forced a punt. On the second play of the drive, Slott threw an interception with 1:05 left in the first quarter. Central was first and goal. They fumbled the ball in a handoff play but was able to recover the ball. The time ran out, ending the quarter at 0-0.

The second quarter began with the Bulldogs’ first touchdown of the evening. With the field-goal good, Central led 7-0 within the first minute. Meersman received the kick and, with the help of Green and Morlanne, earned the War Eagles their first touchdown. When Central got the ball back, Weaver made a diving stop on the South 6 yard-line, yet Central pulled through and scored. With the extra points, the Bulldogs led 14-7. Cruz tackled the ball, running it to the opposite side and into the end zone for a touchdown. With the score tied up, South took their first timeout, planning for the upcoming play. They pushed the ball into the end-zone, scoring the final touchdown as the half came to a close. The War Eagles led 21-14.

South kicked the ball to Central and the second half started on South’s 26. They fumbled the ball and Green took the handoff, gaining five yards. South stopped the Bulldogs and took the ball. With no other plays made, the quarter ended 21-14 South. 

After an injury time out, Central Defense brought Cruz down, forcing the War Eagles to punt. Various incomplete passes from the Bulldogs ended with South taking the ball. Morris ran the ball, but South was left stranded on 3rd down after an incomplete pass at the goal line. Central took the ball at the 36-yard line with 5:35 left in the game. They ended up punting the ball and called a time out. Offensively, Schurr caught the ball, carrying South to a first down. With 34 seconds left, Central called another timeout. After, the War Eagles punted the ball. They took a knee as the clock ran out.

South fans cheered as they walked to their cars and buses: The War Eagle cry echoed from the socreboard proclaimed the win, making it a night to remember for all.