photo by Skylar O’Connell

On May 22, the football teams engaged in their annual spring football events. The stadium was filled with fans as students from 7th grade up to 12th grade participated in some intramural practice games in order to ready themselves for the upcoming season.

Many varsity players had impressive days on the field, one being junior defensive lineman Colin DeWitt who finished with three tackles and a sack on the day.

“It was great to get back out there and play,” Dewitt said. “We’ve been practicing individual things so much but it was one of the first times we got that actual game feeling.”

One of the questions the Tigers face this upcoming season is the status of their quarterbacks. Junior Tanner Prewitt, sophomore Zach Tjelmeland, and freshman Cameron O’Bannon all played numerous minutes and proved themselves on the field.

“Playing and practicing with guys like Tanner and Cam really helps,” Tjelmeland said. “All of us really get better each and every day. We know that only one of us will be able to start next year and that adds some pressure that comes with being the starting quarterback at [Dripping Springs].”

As far as the game went, many players including sophomore Curtis Cox, junior Jake Cox, junior Parker Alford, and sophomore Ethan Hooks took over with their playmaking.

“I did what I did but it was nothing too crazy,” running back Curtis Cox said after scoring two touchdowns. “I just ran through the huge holes the [offensive line] gave me.”

“The atmosphere was the reason I played the way I did,” wide receiver Hooks said. “There’s a huge difference from the junior varsity feeling to a packed stadium with the varsity group. I was amped up.”

The regular season will begin in August of 2018, but the offseason work continues.

“Be sure to come out and be loud,” junior defensive back Lane Dominey said. “We need our fans.”

Written by Rigley Willis