Football team to play Marcus at homecoming game Sept. 23


Caleb Wright

The Hawk offense lines up against Wylie on Sept. 2. The game ended with Hebron winning 28-13.

The football team will play Marcus for its first district game of the season in the homecoming game at the Woodshed on Sept. 23 at 7:00 p.m. 

So far this season, the Hawks lost their first game against Dallas Jesuit, but then won against Eaton and Wylie.. Marcus, on the other hand, has beat Trinity and lost against Southlake Carroll and Highland Park.

“The game against Marcus is a big game,” offensive coordinator Terrance Orr said. “Marcus has been dominating the district for the past four years now. The main thing [we’re working on] is worrying about ourselves and fixing our mistakes. I think that if we focus on our job and our tasks, we will be just fine.”

Marcus has won four games in a row against Hebron, dating back to the 2018-2019 school year.. Both the coaches and the players have been heavily focusing on different offensive and defensive plays, and watching past film to reflect and figure out what they can improve on.

“[We are] going to go out, play, have fun, believe in our teammates and trust in the coaches,” senior cornerback Girard Stevenson Jr. said. “[We need to] believe everything that [the coaches] have been preparing us to do. We just [have] to play as a team and play as a family, because I know we got the talent to beat [Marcus]. The coaches believe it, [and] the players believe that. We just got to go out there and compete.”

When it gets stressful during the game, senior linebacker Aiden Viels uses an improvised strategy to keep the team and himself focused.

“We come together [when it gets difficult] and don’t stress because that’s when we start to turn on each other,” Viels said.

As one of the many new coaches joining the Hebron staff this year, Orr has big goals for the homecoming game and the future of the program. 

“I think that we got to play physical football,” Orr said. “I think that, a lot of times, tough people win, so we got to be physical, not only for the first half, but the second half as well. I expect our playmakers to make big plays [since] we got a great play mix from quarterbacks, receivers and running backs. We have higher standards here at Hebron. I think that [the team] understands that, it’s every single day we’re gonna bring it.”