Football Season Kicks Off Amid Downpour
Sebastian Bingaman, Staff Reporter
The LEE Volunteers varsity football team kicked off their season on Saturday, August 28th at 7:00 p.m. against the Holmes Huskies at Comalander Stadium after a brief delay due to weather.
This year the Volunteers are looking to improve their record, coming off of a 1-11 season in 2020.
The season opens with two non-district games, Saturday’s against Holmes and a faceoff with Brackenridge coming up this week, before starting their district schedule in a matchup against Johnson on September 10th. The Vols will play their homecoming game versus Churchill on October 15th.
“I think this year we’re gonna do a lot better than we did last year. I think we have a lot more firepower and we have a lot more movement on the ball than we did last year, and really capitalize on what we have,” says wide receiver Luis Tovar (11).
With fewer restrictions on social distancing at Comalander Stadium this year, more fans are expected in the stands to cheer on the team.
“A huge part of the game is hearing the crowd yell your name or number while you’re playing and make you feel that excitement and adrenaline rush from the game,” Tovar says.
Saturday’s game against Holmes ended in defeat for the Vols, with a final score of 42-10, but the team remains enthusiastic for their upcoming matchups.
Varsity will play the entirety of their regular season at Comalander Stadium this year, which will end on October 29th.