Football team focuses on improvement after loss

The Scottsburg High School football team competed in their second game of the season against North Harrison on Friday, Aug. 30. Although the Warriors fell short of North Harrison with the final score of 28-49, Head Coach Kyle Mullins said that the team gave great effort and played hard. 

“That was the first time in three tries against North Harrison that the game has been competitive. I felt like we matched their physicality due to our focus on off-season strength and conditioning,” Mullins said. 

Even though the game resulted in a loss, the team learned a lot from their experience. 

“I think our team learned the importance of taking care of the football and not committing turnovers against a ball control offense like North Harrison,” Mullins said. 

After the loss against North Harrison, the team is focusing on improving their overall mental toughness. 

“We feel like physically we can compete with any team in the conference, we just have to control the controllable and strive to be more mentally tough,” Mullins said. 

Both the Scottsburg and North Harrison JV teams played against each other the following day. Junior Allyson Barger became the first female football player to score in a football game in Scottsburg High School history. 

Barger said that being the first female to do this feels amazing and that she hopes to be a role model to other girls. 

“I hope that other females will feel empowered to join football and break the stereotype of it being a male sport,” Barger said. 

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