By Marissa Burd
When August of 2017 rolled around, the popular question roaming the halls was whether the football team could live up to last season’s undefeated title.
The team hit the ground running with an undefeated 7-0 record. As a result of the loss to Central Panthers, the Lions lost the undefeated title for the first time since the 2015-2016 school year.
By Marissa Burd
At the end of fall 2016, the Red Lion varsity football team went undefeated for the season. Can the team repeat last year’s success?
With a forfeiture by Chambersburg in game 3, the Lions go into the homecoming game sharing a 3-0 record with opponent William Penn, setting up a battle for a No. 1 ranking.
By Paul Jones
Conflict runs the world we live in. Everywhere from world relations to big government politics, conflict is at the center of it.
The world of sports is no different, as the very essence of sports is pitting one person or team against another. From those competitions, come things like hatred, dislike, and some of the most exciting sporting events that the public has ever seen.
By Claire Mankin, Rachel Lau and Paul Jones
In 1974, the University of Alabama was one of the top teams in the country and the Red Lion football team went undefeated in the regular season.
It seems as if 2016 is repeating history as both teams are in the same place that they were before. The Red Lion team from 2016 won every game by an average of at least four touchdowns, making them one of the most dominant teams to come through the York-Adams division in a long time.
Alumnus Andrew Zeller rises to the challenge of pro football.
Red Lion graduate Andrew Zeller has recently excelled to the next level of his athletic career.
In early May, Zeller posted on his Facebook page that he would become a Detroit Lion, signing a free agent deal the weekend of the NFL draft. An offensive lineman for the University of Maryland, Zeller is 6-foot-5 and 315 pounds.
Zeller went undrafted in the 2016 NFL draft but was happy to receive the call that he was waiting for: the call from his agent telling him he has been picked up by an NFL team.
“I anticipate a once in a lifetime opportunity that will require a strenuous challenge both mentally and physically,” said Zeller “but it is a challenge that I have dreamed of and one that I am willing to embrace.”
Coming this far was not just a walk in the park as any athlete or fan would know.
By Bryce Gunarich
Fantasy football is practically a religion to a lot of Americans. For many years now, people have been doing fantasy football. It’s become a part of our Sundays on a large scale. Fantasy Football is taking over.
Fantasy Football is where people all ages compete against friends, family, and random users to either win money or just bragging rights as they draft NFL players to make a team. A starting team consists of 1 quarterback, 2 running backs, 2 wide receivers, 1 flex (either 1 running back, 1 wide receiver, or 1 tight end) 1 tight end, 1 place kicker, 1 team defense/special teams and 6 bench players (any of your choice).
This is a phenomenon that is storming our country. There is now currently hundreds of blogs, many tv shows, and radio talk shows that are about fantasy football it has become a lifestyle! Fantasy Football is a industry that brings in 1.67 billion dollars in revenue. In the U.S there are 25.8 million users nationally. Many students and even staff participate here at the high school. Many find it fun and competitive.
“It’s a fun way to compete with your friends” says teacher Mr. Blackwell .“I’m very competitive so it makes my Sundays a lot more interesting” “that’s for sure”l.
Blackwell, who is 7-1 in his league and in 1st place says his target players are Julio Jones, Peyton Manning, and Demaryius Thomas and many more.
Other students such as freshman Elijah Workinger and Avery Foxwell say it’s the ultimate way to compete with your friends if you like football. “It gets frustrating but, I don’t wanna stop,” laughs Workinger “It’s so fun.”
“It makes a great conversation with your friends too” says Foxwell.
Fantasy Football is taking over and most likely won’t stop anytime soon. In fact predictions are that numbers will increase rapidly. Its safe to say this is the new trend.
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