Teams to remember, play in December


Makaila Claburn, Editor

The football team has gone farther than they’ve gone since their last time attending the state game in 2002. The season has pushed on and become the 2nd spot in 4a division II and ended the season 15-1. They were the only team in West Texas to make it this far and had the once in a lifetime opportunity to play at The Star, the practice field for the Dallas Cowboys,  in Frisco for the state semifinals.

“It was fun. I don’t know what to say… It was really cool to be on one of the best teams Greenwood has ever had,” said junior linebacker, Michael Gutierrez.

The boys persevered and came through as- in a way – the underdogs. This year, they breezed throughout the regular season games. There wasn’t a game without at least a 20+ point lead.

With all of the winning, hard work, and success, many players still consider the relationships and experience the best part. 

“[it was] the best time in my entire life so far. [I created] relationships I’ll never forget and I’ll have forever. I love every single person in there, I’ll miss the seniors,” said Gutierrez.

Greenwood eased through the first three rounds of playoffs and easily kept up their winning streak. They finally reached a team that would- and has in the past- challenged them. The team powered through the Iowa Park nail bitter game and came out 36-33, making them one of four semifinalists. 

With the team feeling good, they took on State Semifinals. They played their hearts out, but ended the season with a score of 48-20 Pleasant Grove. This is Pleasant Grove’s third trip to the state finals. The Rangers walked away from the season with their heads held high and a proud community behind them. 

This has been a history-making season for the Rangers. Memories, relationships, and bonds have been formed that only come through the bond that sports and activities create. This season will be one to remember.

Photo Credit: Sam Cravey