North’s Varsity Football Destroys Alcovy; 37-7

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  • The North Forsyth team showed high levels of determination going into the game against Alcovy. (Photo by Mikayla Matthews)

  • Mr. Carnaroli and the Student Section at halftime. The stands were packed with spirited Raiders. (Photo by Mikayla Matthews)

  • Alcovy and North tussle at the North end. Both teams put up a fight. (Photo by Mikayla Matthews)

  • Coach Craft receiving a gift from his team to celebrate his 75th win as coach. (Photo by Mikayla Matthews)

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On Friday, Aug. 20 after school in the Raider Arena, the North Forsyth Varsity football team faced off against the Alcovy Tigers. The Raiders destroyed Alcovy, winning the game 37-7.

In the first quarter, the game started strong for the Raiders as they took an offensive stance and pushed the Tigers back several yards within the first few minutes. The Student Section showed their spirit by donning red, white and blue for Military Appreciation Night and packing the stands. The game’s first touchdown was scored for the Raiders, bringing the score 6-0 with five minutes left in the first quarter. Collin Miller, #52, showed determination and drive as well as high levels of skill throughout the start of the match.

The first quarter ended with North in the lead 6-0.

In the second quarter, the Alcovy Tigers put pressure on North as they moved in to score a touchdown, which put them in the lead as they also scored an extra point from the field goal. This brought the score 6-7.  The Raiders scored a field goal with 29 seconds left on the clock, and at halftime, the score was 6-7.

The streak continued for the Raiders going into the second half, and in the third quarter, a touchdown was scored which brought the points 16-7. Two more touchdowns were added for North and by the middle of the final quarter, the score was 30-7. During the last 7 minutes of the game, both teams showed high levels of determination, but North Forsyth took the win by scoring three touchdowns, bringing the final score 37-7.

This game was Coach Craft’s 75th win, and after the game, his players gave him a gift to memorialize it. 

“I haven’t played any plays in those games. It’s been all about the players,” Coach Craft commented.

North’s Varsity team will continue to play throughout the season, with the next game being this Friday at Harrison High School.