Football season comes to an end

Coach David Alexander addresses the team after the loss to Jenks in the state championship.

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With a great record and many accomplishments, the Broken Arrow football season has come to a close. Friday night lights are now just regular Friday nights and the student body can now reminisce on the achievements that the football team has made this season, such as attaining the opportunity to go to state.

Although the outcome of the game was not the way they had expected, coach Skip Hyde is still proud of the players.

“It was a great season,” Hyde said. “The guys did a great job and so did the coaching staff. The young men should be proud of the effort they put forth all season. It’s a pleasure to be associated with a group of men as fine as these.”

Broken Arrow’s student section, the Jungle, has played a big role in encouraging student involvement and excitement at the football games this season.  Especially at the state game against Jenks, the football team had the student section’s full support behind them.

“There was so much spirit at the game,” senior Sonja Truong said. “I really liked the props they gave us to cheer them on like the vuvuzelas, the pom-poms, and the shakers. There were a lot more people at the game than usual, so that was pretty exciting.”

Although the end of the season may have seemed like a disappointment, the student body could not be any more proud of their Tigers.

“The determination this season was great,” senior Kalil Toles said. “They did a good job and prevailed through all the odds. Even though they didn’t come out on top, they’re still champions to us.”

Senior football player Devon Johnson saw the change in the student body participation, school spirit and positivity.

“It was a long season,” Johnson said. “It didn’t end the way we wanted it to, but it definitely changed the culture around it.”

The football team ended their season with as the state runner-up and with a 11-2 record.