Squadron bids season farewell, readies for next year

Published 3:55 pm Wednesday, November 2, 2016

By: Elizabeth Ruckel

Friday night the Flying Squadron celebrated senior night and concluded their season with a loss against Prattville Christian Academy, 47-28.

“I’ve been with these guys for two years. They’ve done a good job. I have a connection with these guys; I hate to see them leave. They’ve done a really good job at helping us go forward,” Highland Home Head Coach Gregg Baker said.

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“There are nine seniors, but we still have a lot coming back. I’m already looking forward for next season.”

The first touchdown of the night for Highland Home was made by senior running back, Chase Mansmann for 53 yards.

“I hate that we lost my last high school football game, but I think we finished strong overall in season,” said senior linebacker Austin Majors.

Senior wide receiver Drick Bell had a kickoff return that resulted in a 76-yard touchdown.

“We made too many mistakes in the beginning that put us behind the eight ball, so to speak. We didn’t play to our best but we played hard,” Baker said.

“I wish them well, and I hate to see them go. Highland Home will always be a home for these boys,” said Assistant Coach Will Pouncey

“Friday night was our last game of the season, and my last game ever. I’m proud of the way we played as a team and the progress we made over the season,” said senior safety, Brennan Neese.

Mansmann also made two more touchdowns throughout the night.

“I appreciate the job the seniors did. I hate the way it ended for them, but we will get back out there in two weeks and start preparing for next year,” Baker said.

Highland Home ended their season 3-7. They are looking forward to next year and will continue to build their football program during the off-season.