EDITORIAL — Pick up YOUR “Football 2019 In The Huddle” this weekend

Published 12:18 am Friday, August 23, 2019

Just about everyone in Southeast Texas harbors dreams of Friday Night Lights.

Parents root for children, young athletes taste glory, veteran coaches inspire new generations and throngs of band members, dancers, cheerleaders and support volunteers all do their parts to create a singular event known the world over.

Still, high school football can only be played by a select few talented enough to earn a spot on the field.

Those determined athletes give us something to cheer for, and the cheering is about to start in earnest — regular season prep football begins next week.

To enjoy the season even more, be sure to pick up a copy of The Port Arthur News today. It features the 32-page “Football 2019 In The Huddle.”

It’s the perfect guide for local football fans to stay in the know on the teams they care most about.

Here is a taste of what you’ll learn.

Memorial offensive coordinator Rashard Colquitt says about his Titans: “They’re hungry. Our motto has been, ‘Do your job.’ 20-19 was the score last year, and those kids are hungry.”

Nederland quarterback Bryce McMorris sounds confident: “I feel I know the offense like the back of my hand this year. Like, I’m ready this year. I’m ready to go.”

Port Neches-Groves safety Ja’Colby Smith-Barber is taking the season personally: “I feel like, it’s a great deal for us, and we have something to prove this year. People say we’re not good without Roschon (Johnson), you know? We have a lot to prove this year.”

Following a shortened season in 2018, Sabine Pass wideout and free safety Harold James is ready to set things straight this fall: “Everybody’s going to fight this year. We’re going to fight. It’s not like every other season.”

The stories and emotions behind Hamshire-Fannett, Bridge City, West Orange-Stark, Orangefield and Lamar University are just as passionate.

Learn about them all by picking up The News this weekend. It’s your field pass for the entire football season.