Fossil football earns their first win of the season


Alena Leberger

Fossil varsity players posing after the game with the Harmony Cup.

Aspen Jones and Alena Leberger

On Friday, September 6, Fossil Ridge High School’s football team took on rivals Fort Collins High School at French Field to compete for the Harmony Cup. Fossil led the game through the first two quarters, but ended the fourth quarter in a tie. With quarterback Shjon Mosser being unavailable, they put freshman Tyler Kubat in the game during overtime. After a very exciting and intense game, Fossil came out on top, 28-21, earning their first win of the 2019 season and the Harmony Cup.

Aspen Jones
Crowd cheers with players after their win.

Fossil’s varsity football came into this season with more confidence and more players than the year before. The players are much closer this year and are excited for this season. The team’s main goal is to make it to playoffs. Nathan Novak stated, “The team’s brotherhood has definitely improved; last years team wasn’t as close, but this year they do everything as a team.” Most seniors aren’t planning on playing football in the future, so they are ready to have a good season with a closely bonded team. While having fun playing their last year of high school football.

Ryan Sexton tore his ACL almost two years ago, which led to him having to take a break from football and recover. After spending a couple of years on the sidelines helping the coaches out, he was very excited to get back on the field for his senior year. Sexton stated that, “These last couple of games went well. It is just weird because last time I played, I was much smaller, and I’ve gotten bigger during all the time that I had off.”

The team got a new head coach this new season, and he does well with pushing them a little harder. Senior varsity player Luke Hallmark said that, “We do have a big roster this year, so I feel that we have way more potential and heart to win a lot more games this season. I also feel that our new head coach has a better game plan for everything.” A goal for Hallmark this season is to be the best leader he could be and to not be distracting at practice. Another team goal would be to understand that teamwork comes before winning and if they have a strong football family then they can win more games.