Photos by Grace Runkel and Jill Moore
Tomorrow night, the varsity football team will be playing its final regular season home game against Jennings County. The game will be especially important for the seniors because it is Senior Night.
“It’s a big night because us seniors will be playing our last regular season home game,” said senior James Barlow. “Hopefully we’ll be back at home for sectionals.”
FC will be going into the game with a 5-1 record, with their only loss coming to the hands of Columbus East two weeks ago. Despite the loss, the Highlanders still feel confident they can make a run.
“Our coaching staff pushes us to the best we can be everyday,” senior Jason VanBuren.
Jennings County comes into the game with a record of 5-2. With the records similar, VanBuren thinks the game will be a challenge.
“They have a power running game, so they’ll match up well against us,” VanBuren said.
Both Barlow and VanBuren have remembered many memories while playing football for FC. Barlow said his favorite memory was playing New Albany twice during 2010 in which the Highlanders came from behind and won by one point in both games. VanBuren remembers when the team won the sectional title against Castle in 2009.
Tomorrow night’s game will begin 7 p.m. at FC.
By Jill Moore and Rebekah Landers
By Eric Ordonez and Luke Geraghty
As the football team prepares for its second game of the season tonight against local rival Providence Pioneers, the buzz around nearly every hallway seems to be about how excited fans and staff members are to be a part of it.
After last Friday’s 28-21 victory over Male in the season opener, the team is riding high with plenty of confidence and energy. Providence, who is looking for revenge after last year’s 25-13 loss to FC, looks to steal a road victory tonight at Ron Weigleb Stadium. Head coach Brian Glesing said this is a statement game and is ready for the grind tonight.
“I hope it’s exciting. This is Friday night high school football, it doesn’t get any better than this,” said Glesing.
What concerned Glesing in the opener was the special team’s play and the lack of quality tackling.
“Too many defensive breakdowns, that we’re going to have to fix right away,” said Glesing.
However, Glesing acknowledged how well the offensive line played and their ability to move the ball late in the game.
The Pioneers come into the game with some changes of their own.
“They [Providence] have a new coaching staff that we’ve prepared for. We’ve prepared to cover their outside sweep game, and also know they’re going to try to run it inside on us,” said Glesing.
The kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. and the theme is a green-out for FC fans.
By Jill Moore
All of Floyd Central’s football teams and coaches arrived at the field on Aug. 6 to take pictures before the season. Pictures were taken in the stands and on the field and parents were also invited. Players could get individual shots as well.