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The Red Zone: The Road to States

Maria Palios
The Plant Panthers prepare to snap the ball in one of their regular season games. The record of the team being 11-2 is the reason they have been able to get so far into the playoffs.

The road to states for any sport is a tedious path yet a majority of the sports at Plant have made it to semifinals or THE state championship, such as Plant Varsity Volleyball team who clutched the state title this season. 

The newest on this route is the Plant Varsity Football Team, who will be taking on their state semi-final game on Friday Dec. 1st. The team has been endlessly preparing this season for every game, but this one just means more. 

“We have been up at 4:30 in the morning, Monday-Thursday, preparing for states,” Junior, Ty Conze, said. “We have been working hard and putting in the work. Hopefully, we will see the work come through this Friday.” 

The 22-23 Panthers Football Team was stopped short of State Semi-Finals, and many see this as their redemption arc to finally reach and win the State Championship. 

“I am very excited to travel down to Miami and play the game,” Quarterback JC Mirisola said. “Coach Brown has created such a fun culture and team to be on and I believe that is why we have come so far and hopefully we will have a good game plan that is excited on the field.” 

Many on the team feel that this year is the year for the team to win states. Sophomore, Tripp Brown, is a player who shares this sentiment. 

“This year feels like a good year to win,” Brown said. “The team and the coaches this year just feel like we are going to win.” Fellow teammate, Jackson Anderson, thinks that the outcome of the game can be summarized into one statement. 

“You just have to believe in the P,” Anderson said. “We believe in the P and that is why we are going to win.” 

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Bella Johnson, Sports Editor

Hey there, my name is Bella! I am the sports editor of the newspaper and this is my second year on staff! I am an avid shopaholic who loves some sports, especially football and baseball. Catch me on the sidelines!

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