Football Team Loses Battle of Bell Street, Looks To Secure Big Win


Amy Neese

Quarterback senior Jared Gallegos runs the ball for touchdown.

For the second week in a row, the varsity football team has lost its lead in the final seconds of the game. With district play quickly approaching, the Raiders are looking to turn the momentum around.

“It has been really tough losing both games at the very end,” Tight End junior Kolby Marting said.

During the game against Caprock, Randall allowed a Longhorn touchdown with 45 seconds left.  The extra point kick sealed the victory for Caprock 18-17.  Then last week against Amarillo High, the game went down to the very end, with Amarillo kicking the winning 42-yard field goal as time expired for a final score of 24-21.

“Both games have hurt really bad but it is also a great learning experience for us that will hopefully helps when district comes around,” Marting said.  “That is the nice thing about the two games is that they are pre-district. We can learn from these two games and use that so we don’t make the same mistakes in district.”

Randall heads to Lubbock to take on Lubbock High this Friday.  They then will begin district the following week by hosting Lubbock Cooper at Happy State Bank Stadium.