The Leesville Varsity football team wrapped up its fourth consecutive winning season on Friday, Nov. 20, with a 36-8 loss against Fayetteville’s Jack-Britt High School in the second round of the state playoffs.
Even though the Pride finished the regular season with an 8-3 record, some fans see the season as a disappointment.
“We didn’t win the big games,” said Andrew Wolfe, senior quarterback. Wolfe was referring to the losses to conference rivals Wakefield, Millbrook and Wake Forest-Rolesville, the only team Leesville has yet to beat in the regular season.
Injuries to key players on both offence and defense would aid in the team’s loses. For the past three years, the team seemed to avoid injuries allowing good runs into the state payoffs. This year, however, such injuries have left the team and the fans wondering could this have been the Pride’s year to bring home a State Championship?
What A Class!
When it comes to football you could easily say the class of 2008 dominates all the rest. The team put Leesville football on the map with their magical run to the state playoff semi-finals. But when it comes to the fans, the class of 2010 has been the luckiest. The current “class of X” seniors are the only class to see their football team have an outstanding season while reaching the state playoffs all four years.
Over those four years the Pride has gone *41-12. The asterisk refers back to the 2007 season where Leesville defeated Cary but had to forfeit the win due to an ineligible player. With a (.774) winning percentage over the last four seasons, Coach Green has brought respect and glory to the Leesville football program.
These achievements have left its mark on the entire Leesville community. It will be a tough task for future teams to fallow since the only way to one up the 2008 team would be the state finals.