A Bittersweet Senior Night


Rohani Nguyen

North Forsyth raiders in action against Habersham Central, winning their tenth homegame in a row.

North Forsyth High School made a normal Friday football game a bittersweet and celebratory night. On Oct. 21, North Forsyth honored their senior band members, cheerleaders and football players. North went against the Habersham Central raiders and won 24-14. It was a night full of celebration. 


The players had an extra week to prepare for the game against Habersham. Donald Wagner, one of the coaches, had his worries but thought it was nothing North can not beat. “Our team’s chemistry is our biggest strength,” he commented. Having chemistry and trust is an important part of a team: Without it they can not go out on the field and play. 


Before the game started, North honored their seniors by walking the field with their loved ones alongside them. One by one they walked while their accomplishments and their future plans were told to their peers. “Senior night was surreal, I remember being a sophomore seeing my friends walk the field and never thought the day would come but it did. All I could do was try and soak it up as much as possible,” Senior Collin Miller said. Miller is continuing football and is playing at the Air Force academy. 


The cheerleaders gave it their all during the game. They supported their team with all their love. Destiny Kerns, a senior cheerleader at North, is proud of how far she has come with her cheer journey and is continuing it at The University of Alabama. “I’ve been cheering for 12 years and I don’t know who I would be without it.” 


Some of the cheerleaders however are not going forth with their cheerleading career. “It’s kind of like a bittersweet moment because I’m sad that I have to leave. But I’m also excited to move on and go on with my journey,” senior Tori Harrill commented. But their love for cheer will never stop. 


Continuing along with senior night, North Forsyth started strong by scoring a touchdown. North went in for the point after and the kick was scored by senior Adrien Droze. With 9:46 left in the first quarter the score was 7-0. The score stays that way until late in the second quarter. Adrien Droze scored another kick, bringing the score to  10-0. At half time the score was North 10 and Habersham 0, with Habersham’s touchdown and point after. 


North was given nine penalties during the game but that did not stop them at all. After receiving a flag on the play against North, with 7:35 left in the third quarter North scored another touchdown and a point after. Which makes the score go up to 24-7. 


Into the fourth quarter Habersham scores a touchdown with a point after kick. With only 4:26 left in the game. But even with the touchdown, senior Caleb Bowen’s touchdown during the third quarter made North unreachable. North Forsyth won against Habersham High School with a score of 24-14. 


According to Forsyth County News the victory against Habersham Central, “gave head coach Robert Craft the most wins in program history.” Craft had passed Bruce Miller with his 37-34 with seven seasons at North Forsyth. 


Winning on senior night was an amazing day for all of our seniors. Not only the football players but our cheerleaders and band members. Sending the Raiders into the playoffs and obtaining a home playoff game.