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Wren aims for third straight win on Homecoming week

Star wide receiver and running back Tyler Cherry (middle), and defensive back Harrison Morgan (right) playing dodgeball on Monday for Homecoming week.

Greta Tate | Wren Contributor

The Wren Hurricanes are all set to take on Clinton in their home game of the season. The Hurricanes are full of excitement after last week’s big 64-3 win over the Easley Green Waves. Wren is hoping to keep that momentum moving forward going into Friday’s game. 

However, tomorrow isn’t just another game for the Hurricanes. This week is Wren’s annual Homecoming Week. The halls are lined with posters saying “Hurricane Season” and “Beat Clinton”, filling the student body with Hurricane pride and amping the team up with eagerness for tonight’s game.

The whole football team is wrapped up in the festivities of the week. Players such as senior wide receiver Tyler Cherry and senior defensive back Harrison Morgan celebrated their last Homecoming week by competing in our dodgeball tournament on Monday, and senior linebacker Carson Galloway serenaded the lunchroom during karaoke today.

With all the excitement around Homecoming week, the football team faces even more pressure around Friday night’s game. But, head coach Jeff Tate doesn’t let that faze him.

“He just prepares us mostly by telling us to stay focused and not get caught up in all the Homecoming activities and just get ready to play Friday,” says starting defensive back, Harrison Morgan. Coach Tate makes sure the boys stay in the football mindset through the consistent film watching, studying, and walkthroughs they do every day at practice. 

Clinton is coming off a 31-0 win over Powdersville. Wren beat the Patriots 75-8 two weeks ago at Powdersville, and they are ready to take on the challenge Clinton has coming for them. Clinton finished last year’s season with a 2-8 record but with a different head coach than Corey Fountain who will be leading the Red Devils this year, so we are curious to see what he has in store for our Hurricanes tomorrow.

The Hurricanes do not seem to be worried, however. They are ready for a repeat of last year’s game which ended in a 45-0 victory. The team is determined to keep the momentum they gained from the win over Easley, and to end their Homecoming week with a Hurricane victory.

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