Bulls football reflects on Booker game


Josiah L

Wiregrass Ranch Bulls working on offense and defense at practice after the non-conference game against Booker.

The Wiregrass Ranch Bulls took on the Booker Tornadoes on Oct. 21, falling short 21-10. The team fought their hardest to make big plays defensively and offensively.

Davion Brown, Wiregrass senior running back, led the team in scoring with a much-needed touchdown. Senior kicker Jeremy Caruso contributed to the score with 4 additional points, making Wiregrass Ranch’s score a total of 10 points.

Various athletes on the team have different reflections coming out of the game. Players, including junior linebacker Jaiden Barron, expressed that the team needs to work on having a strong bond with one another.

“I believe, as a team, we need more chemistry,” Barron said. “I feel like that translates into the game.”

Sophomore outside linebacker Ola Omoloye described this game as a wake-up call for the whole team.

“We can learn from this game that we have to play with the same intensity from beginning to end,” Omoloye explained. “We need to improve on playing fast and physical.”

Senior defensive back and wide receiver, Elijah Westbrooks, at practice a few days after the Booker game. (Josiah L)

Defensively, the Bulls were able to slow down the Tornadoes, but the Bulls needed a more consistent offense to guarantee a win. Mark Kantor, head coach of the Wiregrass Ranch varsity team, explained what the team will do to ensure an improved offensive line for future games.

“We are in the process of developing a quarterback,” Coach Kantor explained. “In the meantime, we will strive to play hard and continue to fight until the final whistle is blown.”

Whether the goal is to build a more unified team or to improve on certain plays, the Bulls aim for victory in every game. Steady improvement is expected to shine through in future football games for Wiregrass Ranch.

The final games for this season include Land O Lakes on Oct. 28 at home and an away game at The Villages Charter school on Nov. 4.