WAXAHACHIE — Waxahachie High School's freshman green football team improved their record to 5-3 after defeating the Mansfield Legacy Broncos 36-14 Thursday at Lumpkins Stadium.
“Playing with this team has been a pretty cool experience,” said Christian Cole, a freshmen running back at Waxahachie High School. “We have gotten a lot better in a short time."
Freshman Quarterback Campbell Sullivan, who had no turnovers and scored a rushing touchdown, spearheaded a freshmen team rushing attack that was both the key and story of the game.
We have been working on our running game a lot,” said Elijah Martinez. “It seemed to pay off today.”
Though Sullivan was a highlight, he wasn’t the only one able to run the ball effectively. Running backs Cole and Martinez were also able to handle the Bronco defense and find room to run and yards to gain during the 22-point victory.
Cole and Martinez both scored multiple touchdowns and combined for more yards than the entire Bronco offense.
Though the freshmen Indians have crossed the halfway point of their season, the team cannot forget — they still have Lake Ridge and Legacy to play — their goal of finishing the season strong, Sullivan said.
The Indian Green team will play Mansfield Timberview High School at 7 p.m. Thursday night MTHS Football Field.
“Our team has had a great season so far,” he continued, taking a minute to brush away some dirt stuck in the face mask of his helmet. “We have improved a lot since the start of the season. We have a couple of difficult games coming up, but we are ready.” ”