Football season recap

The Herald Dispatch
The football season is near its end, but there are other things to look forward to.

The Herald Dispatch

The Herald Dispatch The football season is near its end, but there are other things to look forward to.

Ginny Hardin , Staff Reporter

As the football season is coming to a close, it is time to reflect on the Knight’s year. The rough patches did not slow them down; the hard times motivated them to prove everyone who gave up on them wrong. Through all the lows and the highs, the 2015 football team prevailed and proved that it was not one to be forgotten.
Following the undefeated regular season of the 2015 football team, the expectations for this year’s group was high. Anticipation for the opening game against Spring Valley was through the roof. After a tough loss, many of the fans were already down on the team, a majority leaving after the third quarter.
The following week Midland faced South Charleston, a team barely defeated the year before. Recovering from the previous loss, the boys used their motivation to defeat the Eagles 29-0. The Knights had reassured the fans that this was going to be a season not to forget.
Cabell Midland faced Hurricane at their first away game. Many fans traveled to watch the Knights fight every play in a nail biter. Though the effort was there, the boys came up short, losing 34-31.
The following week the team traveled to Capital to take on the Cougars. After yet another tough battle, the Knights fell 42-23. This put their record down to 1-3.
After losing two straight, the team was set to take on Woodrow Wilson. After a game that the team made look like a cake walk, they pulled out their second victory of the season. The defeat came as a 62-0 shutout, boosting their record to 2-3.
The Knights were back on the road to play Belfry. The boys returned home with a 35-21 loss. This pushed their record down to 2-4, making their playoff chances seem very slim.
Fighting for a playoff spot, the Knights came more prepared than ever. The biggest game of the season held the risk of losing our postseason chances and the Shield. After a back and forth scoring game, the Knights brought home another victory and the Shield. After defeating their rivals 27-20, the football team’s record improved to 3-4.
On the road again, Midland traveled to Parkersburg. Coming off of a major victory the previous week, the Knights carried on with their momentum. The team defeated the Big Reds 56-8. Their win brought them to a 4-4 record.
For senior night the boys played St Albans. The Knights made it a memorable night for seniors by winning 56-14. This brought their record to 5-4, the first time over .500 all season.
“We made some changes and now we’ve found our groove,” said senior Drew Keeton. “We were rusty at first, and had to make some changes, but now we are playing as a team. We are sitting on a three win streak while Huntington, Capital, and Hurricane are hitting some rough spots. It is all about timing, some people just peak too early.”
The football team traveled to Jackson to finish their regular season. The final score was 28-7, bringing their regular season to a 6-4 record. The Knights are ranked eleventh as of now, but after a week off this could change. This Friday, the team plays against Capital.  Come out and support the team.