Friday Night Lights: For CF, there’s no place like ‘road’

cffoot-15pass(Editor’s Note: This is the third in a series of articles by Carolina Forest junior quarterback Matt Beale, who shares his insights about life under the bright Friday night lights.)

Road Warriors, that’s what we are.

Typically, playing on the road is seen as a disadvantage, and even an obstacle for most teams. For some reason, this year’s Panther team seems to have actually had an edge on the road this season.

We have played great on the road and currently have a 5-1 record to show for it, but our performance at home hasn’t reflected the success our team has really shown, and our record shows 1-3.

Now that the playoffs are about to begin, every next game could be the last one I ever play with this team as a whole. We have lost our last three games, and to send the seniors out on a sour note would be just wrong. It’s our jobs as underclassmen to make the seniors possible last game memorable.

Making the playoffs is a big deal for our school. This is only the third time in school history that we have qualified for the postseason, but it is the second year in a row. This time we’re not going to be satisfied with just getting there, we expect to win, which would be huge for our school.

Last year we lost our first round playoff game at Goose Creek by 12 points. We were leading by six points at halftime but couldn’t finish business. It was a feeling of disappointment and something I never want to feel again.

This year we draw Summerville High School. We as a team think that we match up well with them and can pull out a victory. They have an overall record of 6-5 and finished third in Region VII which includes strong teams such as Fort Dorchester, Wando, West Ashley, and Goose Creek among others.

I’ve never played at Summerville before so it should be a pretty cool experience. From what I’ve heard, they have a nice stadium that’s a blast to play in. The two and a half hour drive there will be more than worth it if we bring home a win.

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