South is now 1-1 in region play after loss to milton


Kayleigh Emberton

War Eagle Stadium sits right outside the cafeteria, on display for all the students walking around campus. The football players practice here multiple times a week, preparing for this week’s game against North Forsyth.

Kayleigh Emberton , Senior Editor

Students, families, and friends sit in the bleachers cheering for the players down on the field. Shaking the stands with their cheering, students glow and glitter under the stadium lights; decorated with pink shirts, bandannas, necklaces, and face paint. The pink out is a recurring theme in October to represent the woman who suffer from breast cancer. People walk around with different foods and drinks in their hands, smiling as they bump into a fellow student. It is another Friday night football game at War Eagle Stadium.

Despite beating our rivals, Lambert High School, the previous week, South was not that lucky last week when they played against Milton. The result was Milton winning 35-21.

Friday, October 5th, the War Eagles won the game against longtime rivals, Lambert. For a decade, Lambert has never lost a home game against South Forsyth, but on Friday, the War Eagles took that record away along with a region win over the Longhorns. South started with an early lead of seven points to which Lambert responded with a touchdown and field goal to take the lead 10-7. That is as far as they got in the game. With the help of running back Jordan Brunson, South was able to regain the lead by scoring 20 more points and finishing the game with a 27-10 win.

On Friday, October 12, South, 4-3, gave away five turnovers to Milton, 5-2, which was the main contributor to their loss that night. After trailing 6-0, the War Eagles were able to put points on the board after Jordan Brunon’s six-yard touchdown. Losing by one point, the Eagles took back the lead when Milton Quarterback, Jordan Yates, threw a pass to Dylan Leonard. Though South was losing, they did not back down without a fight. Drew Morris was able to make a nine-play, scoring drive with 2:37 to spare in the fourth to bring the score up to 35-14. Landon Sims scored the last touchdown of the night with a short pass into the corner of the end zone to end the game at 35-21.

The War Eagles have another home game this Friday, October 19, against North Forsyth. Come to support the war eagles in your best camo attire as they play their third region game this season.