On the cusp of beginning its inaugural season, Stephenville Faith had another strong showing in scrimmage play Friday.
The Knights split with Iredell and Granbury Happy Hill, and head coach Cody Martin says he likes what he saw out of his team.
“The No. 1 thing is we got out of it healthy,” Martin said. “No. 2, our kids gave a great effort. Both those teams could beat us and I would still feel good because of the effort our kids put forth.”
Martin said Iredell, a long-established public six-man program, defeated the Knights, but that a touchdown in the last 30 seconds of a one-quarter game simulation lifted Faith past Happy Hill.
“We were in the last 30 seconds and Lucas Leamons, our nose guard, did exactly what he did against Burleson last week. He blew up the center and we got a fumble.”
The offense did the rest with Austin Roberson throwing a touchdown pass to Jacob Thompson.
“I was proud of all the guys. The whole team responded and we came up with a couple big plays at the end,” Martin said.
The first game in Knights’ history is against Lingleville at 5 p.m. Friday behind the old LHS building. Martin is excited to see his team kick off the regular season.
“I’m excited for the kids,” he said. “They’ve been working hard to get ready for this and now it’s here.”