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Parkwood's football team continues to move ahead in the play-offs
The Parkwood High School Varsity Football Team has made the play-offs for the first time since 2008. In the first round as a sixteen seed, they defeated the then undefeated and number one seeded Franklin Panthers 35 to 17 behind three defensive touchdowns by linebacker Cory Rape, corner Max Robinson, and safety Sam Mobley.
Senior quarterback Grey Wyrick commented on the victory, saying, “It was a huge win for our team. It definitely boosted our confidence and showed that we can play with anybody as long as we believe in ourselves and each other.”
The next week, the Rebels beat fellow Rocky River Conference foe Forest Hills 17 to 7, making up for a 25 to 56 loss earlier in the season. They were led by defense and offensive line play that produced 254 rushing yards. Senior free safety Justin Holbrook commented, "It's truly an amazing and rewarding experience. It's bringing our team, school, and community closer, and it feels great."
This week, the team will be preparing for a trip to the 2AA State Semi-finals against the Hunter Huss Huskies in Gastonia.
Written by: Conrad Mueller, 12th grade student
Posted: Nov 25, 2013 by Regina Snelson