Tomball vs. Santa Fe: Returning to normalcy

Dylan Busby, Staff Writer

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Tomball will travel to play Santa Fe tonight, with both teams look to bounce back after falling in home defeats last week

Santa Fe’s field is as it was after they fell to Thurgood Marshall in the final game of the season last year, but there is one exception: Across the bottom of the logo is a 18-yard word colored in red white and blue – Strong. The word acts as a rallying cry for not just the football team, but for the school as well. Strong is what this team has to be, strong is what the students must be, strong is what this community is after tragedy struck last spring.

Santa Fe was the victim of a school shooting on May 18th, 2018, as eight students and two teachers were killed in the catastrophe and 13 others were injured.

This season opened in heartbreaking fashion after star wide receiver Austin Lamb failed to haul in the game-tying touchdown on a jump ball. Santa Fe fell 28-21 to Dobie in their home opener.

For Tomball however, this is just another away game, as the band learns a new performance for another patriotic halftime. The Cougars football team is ready to strap up and get the first win on the season.

“To be honest with you it’s really not (different from other games,” head coach Kevin Flanagan said. “It’s just 11 guys who want to play football”


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