Pirates Take It To Fightin’ Indians 49-17
Schools & Sports
It was the first Friday night game of the year for the Falcons. The North Mesquite Stallions, led by stand out QB Luke Sedar, came into town with high hopes. The game was sloppy with penalties and miscues according to Head Coach Eric Luster, OC Coach Velasquez, DC Gordon Booker, and SC Mike Idleman. Coach Luster summed it up by saying, “Any time you win, it’s good. But the play was not up to Falcon standards. Penalties, substitution errors, and personal fouls are not our expectation or standard.”
COOL WEATHER HOG HUNT!
The Falcons faced the Rowlett Eagles on Thursday night, winning convincingly 42-14. Head Coach Eric Luster said, “This was a true team when. All three phases played well and were able to overcome a game time change by the Eagles.” The game was set for 7:30, but for unknown reasons the Eagles changed the start time to 7:00. The entire warm up session for the Falcons was totally disrupted.
Ending their last season with a 2-8 record and a second-to-last standing in their district, the Frisco Memorial Warriors had something to prove going into the ‘23-’24 school year. It would be up to them to rise to the challenge and make their comeback... which they might have had a better chance at doing if their second game of the season wasn’t against the up-andcoming powerhouse that is Forney. While the Warriors were already off to a rocky start with a 28-7 loss against Lakeview Centennial, they were given a crash course in real football when the scoreboard read 62-0 in favor of the Jackrabbits last Friday. Starting their season by putting out a multi-decade rivalry in their first game and dominating against Memorial for the second year in a row in their second game, the Forney Jackrabbits are continuing to gain momentum for a big swing at a state championship title.
Staff Writer Crandall journeyed to City Bank Stadium for a game that matched rivals, PIRATES and JACKRABBITS, on another 100+ degrees Texas day with a sprinkling of rain and more record-breaking heat expected, according to Pete Delkus. By 6:15 p. m. many cars were already looking for good spots. Somebody left a good one for me–thanks!
GIGGING FROGS AND GARLIC FOR DEER
To say that this was one of the most anticipated games of the Jackrabbit football season would be an understatement.
With the backdrop of senior night, home opener, 100-degree weather, and facing the Wildcats who were 8-3 beating the Falcons last season, there were some questions on how the Falcons would respond. Head Coach Eric Luster said, “The Falcons had a great offseason and placed first in two team camps this summer. The Falcons also qualified for the state 7 on 7 this summer.” Luster said he was very excited to see the team continuing to keep the winning momentum.
It’s August, which means kids are back in school and the fall hunting and fishing seasons are quickly approaching. Before packing your favorite tackle and camo for trips, be sure to purchase an annual fishing and hunting license for 2023-24.
WITH LUKE CLAYTON
Lake Fork More Than Just Bass
EARLY BIRDS GET THE TOPWATER STRIPER
Recently a group of students from the Forney High School Percussion ensemble and two students from the Forney High School Band were selected to participate at the Texas A&M University - Commerce Percussion Directors Symposium sponsored by Stryvemind.