You probably have been hearing about the Reynolds JV football team this year. They started off the season very solid with a 6-0 record. They beat East Forsyth, Walkertown, Southern Alamance, Glenn, Davie, and Parkland to start off the season.
October 10 they played Mount Tabor, both had a record of 6-0. Reynolds took a hard loss losing 49 to 0. Although that was a hard loss the demons still have 3 more games to play.
Overall so far the season has been a success for Reynolds JV. This is a great outlook to the future for Reynolds football. Reynolds has struggled the past couple of years with the varsity team starting off 1-6 this season. It finally looks like we have some fresh talent about to join the varsity team.
Reynolds coaching staff and players are excited about the fresh talent of Sophomore JV quarterback Mysta Goodloe. Goodloe will be taking the spot of senior varsity quarterback Jake Lang next year. Sophomore Charlie Mensh said this about Goodloe making the switch next year “Him being tall and having experienced a few snaps (on varsity) and his big arm will be good for him moving forward.
JV and varsity football coach Blaire said “I think he will be pretty good for taking over that leadership role. He has a great mindset for the game, we have no doubt that he can take over.” Mysta already has plenty of respect from his pears as he was voted JV football MVP on a Pine Whispers Twitter poll.
Reynolds has also recently made some changes to the coaching staff. With that coaching the offense also changed in mid-season. When Mensh was asked what the biggest change from this year to last year was he said “We changed offenses that was the biggest change, and almost the only main change.”
Coach Blair said changing offenses has been “Rough, but I applaud the kids for sticking with it and fighting and through.” Blair also said the main thing they can improve on is “fundamentals on both sides of the ball and taking care of the ball.”
Overall the outlook for Reynolds footballs future is positive. The JV team has 3 games until the end of the season. They will look to finish 9-1 and then prepare for next year with many of them taking the varsity field for the first time.
Photo from Charlie Mensh