The Varsity Boys Basketball team played the Highland Park Scotts on Friday. The team played an amazing game on defense and offense. What was a slow start eventually closed the gap, ending the game 49-64, in Highland Park’s favor, but nevertheless, it was a great way to play there last home game. The players of the game were Jamal Checks and Shakur Morrow, who scored the most points, with Shakur scoring 19. The last game of the season is on Tuesday. Come support ours boys!
Monday, Febuary 4: Help! The first Donkey Basketball Game, played at 6:30 p.m in the Auxiliary Gym, pitted the adults of the Forney area against the students of Forney High. The students who were set to participate where the following:
Seniors: Sage Baker, David Oberle, Courtney Homer, and Krista Williams. Senior Back-ups: Brittany Stewart, Brooke McCarroll, Cleon Davison
Juniors: Heather Hudson, Matt Mannon. Junior Back-ups: Jordan Newby and Rachel Kucera
Sophomores: Lardarius Sims, Bailey Wildeman, Haley Burke, Kailey Sampson. Sophomore Back-ups: Colt Smith, Cameron Beard, Keith Meyers
Freshman: Bennie Clark, Gunnar Stephans, Sarah Allen, Trevor Stevens. Freshman Back-ups: Cooper Roe, Cameron Timbes, Ryan Neal, Jaycee Giron
Before the game starting, the referees placed dollar bills on the floor for each participant to try and get, while riders of the donkeys had to remain mounted. Matt Mannon received the most money. At 7 p.m. the game finally started. Throughout the game you couldn’t help but laugh! There was one little donkey which was obviously the youngest. This little one was absolutely hilarious! The donkey would buck anyone who tried to ride him. And by half-time he eventually gave up.
The second half of the game quickly started and the adults were ahead of the students but not by much. At the end of the third period, the students pulled ahead to make the score 8-12. The forth period was tougher though because all the donkeys were getting tired. In the end the game was tied 14-14. This game was an absolutely hilarious experience for both audience members and riders.
The Varsity Basketball team played the Newman Smith Trojans on Tuesday. They fought a hard game but lost. The player of the game was Lane Johnson because he played very well and has a love for the game. The Jackrabbits play on Friday against Highland Park at home. The Freshman/JV play at 5:30 and Varsity at 7. Come out and support!
The girls jv soccer team beats North Garland on Thursday the 24th by 6 points, also beating Dallas the same day by 1-0. “Th
e game was going on and off, but we worked hard to score.” says Monica Cortez, one of the players. On Saturday the
25th they played against North Forney and Forney jv Soccer winning by 3-0. On that same day they played Dallas again with the same score as the day before. In the end, Forney girls soccer won the tournament!
Starting January 17th, the Girls Soccer Team participated in a three-day soccer tournament in Richardson. The first game was a tie, with each team scoring two goals. The second game was also resulted in a tie. The third game was a loss, with the other team gaining the upper hand by two points.
Friday, January 11th: the FHS Cheer Squad departed for the National Cheer Association (NCA) Cheer Competition at the Dallas Convention Center. After months of preparation the cheer team was ready to show everyone ‘what we got’.
The first day of competition featured Time Out routines, broken into three categories, Fight Song, Dance, and Cheer. The FHS Cheer Team preformed in Time Out Dance and Cheer in the Large Co-ed High School Division (co-ed including all members). That same day, the team preformed their Performance routine, coming out with an 80.45 out of 100. The team returned to await the results of their Time Out routines. In Time Out Cheer: the Jackrabbits came in 6th place. In Time Out Dance: the Jackrabbits took 7th place.
The second day of of competition, the cheer team started with their Performance routine. Everyone worked super hard to make this routine absolutely perfect. In the evening, while waiting back-stage to be announced onto the floor, the team gathered in a circle and pray. The lights soon lowered onstage, and it was time to go! During the performance, every stunt and jump hit perfectly. At the end of the routine, the girls ended with a sassy hair flip and spirit off the mat.
Before each division received their trophies, small awards were given for Best of Jumps, Best of Tumbling, and Best of Stunts. Forney High School won the best of jumps award. And to make the night even better the FHS Cheerleaders brought home a 4th place trophy. Varsity coach Gayla Gonzalez: “We did way better than last year! I am so proud of my guys and girls!”