The Homecoming Game


Cameron Bailes, Editor

At Northland, the homecoming football game is one thing that many people look forward to during homecoming week. Besides the dance, many people are interested in going to the homecoming game on Friday night. This year the game is against Pasadena First Baptist at 7:00 on Friday but before that the 2019 Baseball State Champions will be getting their rings at 6:30. There are fun festivities before the game such as tailgating and the ring ceremony before the game. During halftime of the game, they will be announcing the Homecoming Court, and who will ultimately win Homecoming King and Queen.

The Cougars started off strong with a touchdown thrown by Marshall Ingram to Cameron Bailes in the 1st quarter. This started the game off hot and the defense was shutting them down, with the defense being led by Justin Gilliland who had 16 total tackles, two sacks, three tackles for loss and one QB hurry. The defense showed out during this game with interceptions, pass break-ups, fumbles and fumble recoveries. With effort’s in keeping the offense going, Marshall Ingram was the one who kept the offense in check with two touchdowns, one in the first quarter and one in the second quarter to Noah Marx. When asked about the game and what this means for us, Senior Linebacker and Running Back Justin Gilliland said, “It was a god game and we fought hard through the weather and this is a good start for the district.”

The Cougar football team is now 1-0 in the district and look to keep fighting. This game led to an amazing homecoming dance and just being able to connect with friends. This game is a starting point on our district-run and we look for what is in store for us this year.