Wiregrass football continues to prepare


WRHS Stampede

Bulls prepare for the Fall season.

After two weeks of canceled games due to Covid-19, the Bulls anxiously await to kick off this year’s football season. The Bulls competed against Pasco High and Clearwater Central Catholic High school during preseason in August and went 1-1. 

The score for the Pasco High School game was 23-14 with touchdowns from Bryson Rogers, Kenny Walker, and Malachi Mclaughilan.

Head coach, Mark Kantor, believes this is one of the tightest bonded groups he has ever coached and he sees a lot of potential in the Bulls this season.

“The football preseason games were not the best, there were little mistakes but the team has come together to improve this season and the boys are focusing and working harder than ever before,” Kantor explained.

Wiregrass warming up before the start of the game. (Wiregrass football)

Last season, the Bulls overall record was 4-6 and the season ended early due to Covid-19. While preparing for this upcoming season, the Bulls have focused on building their chemistry as a team and improving their plays.

“The loses from last year did not determine our overall skill as Covid-19 negatively impacted our season,” senior Robert Williamson explained.

The Bulls have high expectations for this year’s season.

“My expectations for this season is to progress as a team, to get better; the win and loses from this year may not dictate the team we are, but overall I expect to improve better as a family,” junior Bryson Roger said.

Wiregrass Bulls’ first game of the season will be on September 3 against rival team, the Wesley Chapel Wildcats.

“My team and I are ready to win this game, we have put in so much effort at practices and working on our own skills at home,” sophomore Izaiah Williams said.

Bulls Sr. Quarterback, Rocco Becht puts in hard work at after-school practice. (Wiregrass football)

Quarterback Rocco Becht had similar sentiments regarding the rivalry game.

“The Wesley Chapel game is obviously important to us because it is our rivalry team but also because they know we are the best team in Wesley Chapel,” Becht explained.

The Bulls have not lost to the Wildcats since 2013, and are hopeful to continue this winning streak.

Coach Kantor believes that this team has a lot of potential this year if they focus on improvement. WRHS Football team looks forward to a successful season and making a deep run into the playoffs.