Football Delivers Homecoming Win

Stuart Hall football topped off Homecoming weekend with a win that continued the Knight’s undefeated record.

Smiting South Fork High School 50-34 on Sept. 22 at Kezar Stadium put the Hall at 3-0 for the season.

“We all played well,” quarterback Jonathan Newsome ’19 said. “Our ball movement was good, and we had seven touchdowns, which is a lot for high school.”

Newsome contributed greatly to the win himself, throwing four touchdowns and running for two, including a 65-yard fumble recovery.

Running back and receiver Alex Byrd ’19 also had a mighty performance, catching a touchdown pass and running a whopping 70 yards through an entire defense for a touchdown.

Having a supportive crowd drives us to succeed. It just brings the intensity up.

— Alex Byrd

Despite the dominating victory, Byrd says the team needs to make some improvements.

“Defense did end up getting a bit sluggish in the second half,” Byrd said.

Newsome attributes Stuart Hall’s victory partly to attendance, as the Homecoming game usually attracts the largest crowd of the entire season.

“The Homecoming crowd definitely fired us up and inspired us,” Newsome said. “We need the crowd to be that supportive and active always, so we perform to our best.”

Byrd also stresses the importance of the community’s involvement.

“Having a supportive crowd drives us to succeed,” Byrd said. “It just brings the intensity up.”