Hornets Football Pave the Way to Successful Season 

Emerson Keith, Staff Writer

Friday night lights are back and are brighter than than ever. Roswell High School’s varsity football team was 4-0 up until their recent loss to the Walton High School Raiders, which put them at 4-1. 

Senior Ryan Hill running the ball. (Credit: Will Fagan)

Roswell has a very dedicated and determined team out there on the field almost every Friday night.  

They are now looking to be region champs and with their current record, it is looking pretty good for them. Freshman Nathan Stubblefield mentioned that their offense has been playing pretty well and believes that they can keep the hard work up. 

The hornets kicked off their season with a win over the South Forsyth War Eagles in The Nest on August 20. With around 1,000 people watching them, dressed in the colors of our country, they ended the game with a score of 45-26. Now in the past the Hornets suffered a loss to the Eagles with a final score of 17-14, but four years later the hornets take the win. The huge crowd was so excited to watch their home team pull off a big win with FNL back in action! 

Roswell headed to Centennial High School for their first away game of the season on August 27. The Knights were not considered a threat to the hornets considering they are ranked 215 in the state of Georgia, but they still showed up and played their very best.  

Centennial has not had a great season so far nor have they in the past, so when we saw them on the lineup we weren’t concerned. The RHS student section showed out in their Hawaiian gear and were as supportive as possible! Roswell took home a 2-0 record. 

The hornets were back home in The Nest for homecoming! With an impressive win against the North Paulding Wolfpack last year and them ranking 33rd in the state currently, this was a great night for our hornets. RHS new that is was homecoming weekend and did not disappoint.  

Senior Robbie Roper ready to pass the ball. (Credit: Will Fagan)

A plus to watching our hornets dominate the wolfpack, was watching 10 young girls represent our school on the field during halftime. After the fun entertainment at the half, the hornets came back and ensured their win.  

Not only did the team enjoy this victory, but as did the seniors in their togas and the rest of the students decked out in their white! 

The hornets next game against Campbell High School brought the Hornets to a 4-0 record! This was a fun and colorful game for RHS, with the students dressed out in their tie-dye and the team giving an upset to 175th in the state. Never letting the Spartans up once, the Hornets did what they do best and pulled off another great win for the season. 

The hornets come to their first loss of the season with an upset from the Walton Raiders. Although the hornets have been playing very well, it seems they were off their game this night.  

With Walton ranking 9th in the state currently, and Roswell 17th, this did not come to a huge surprise. RHS showed out in their bright neon and their loud voices cheering on our hornets, but unfortunately this was not enough for the hornets to pull out a win. 

While the Hornets have suffered a loss, that does not mean that will continue to happen.  

There is a very hardworking and determined team on the field, practicing day-to-day, looking to be region champs. I strongly believe that our team will not let us down in the upcoming games and I know that others do too.  

With only five more games left before playoffs, the Hornets are working their hardest. See you under the Friday night lights, Hornets!