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Touchdown Tradition

Touchdown Tradition

Audrey Webb, Staff Photographer November 3, 2023

One of the best yearly traditions that everyone looks forward to before every homecoming is of course the powderpuff game. It gives everyone a chance to participate in something not just competitive,...

Coach Malach Radigan coaches Junior Grayson Graham during a football game against Fort Zumwalt South. This year will be Coach Radigans third year as head football coach at Francis Howell Central.

A Life-Changing Cycle

Hannah Halterman, Staff Reporter October 9, 2023

“I am somebody. I am loved. I am valued. I am accepted.”  This chant can be heard from students at the first bell of any of Coach Malach Radigan’s classes. Both a teacher and the head coach of...

Spartan Spirit Stays Strong

Spartan Spirit Stays Strong

Meghan Baumannn, Staff Photographer October 2, 2023

The C-team football team started off slow and ultimately could not catch up to the Troy Trojans. They suffered a tough loss, with the score ending 30-20, on Sept. 18. Freshman Jackson Cayton talks...

Nick Ortinau prepares to throw the football.

Dipping Into the End Zone

Emme Bernard, Staff Reporter November 14, 2022

It was senior night. The last regular season game. The last game for twenty-one seniors. But they were down four with only two minutes left. Their season has started off strong and they hoped they would...

Senior Aidan Hernandez taking a breathe during the game.

Down But Not Out

Rocco Muich, Staff Photographer November 7, 2022

    FHC’s Varsity football team had their last home game against Washington with an ending score of 30-27. The game was played on Fri. October 21st. Knowing that it was the last home...

Head-to-head, both teams prepare for the hike.

Penalties in Pink

Kyly Jacobs, Staff Photographer October 21, 2022

The Spartan varsity football team faced off against Fort Zumwalt West in a home game on Oct. 7th. The pink-out themed game ended with a score of 7-28. However, despite their loss, the boys were able...

Senior Kaylee Sanders screams one of the chants.

A Season Of Spirit

Aniya Sparrow, Photo Editor-In-Chief October 19, 2022

As football season comes to a close, it’s time to reflect on not only the players and all their hard work, but also all the students that came to show their support. The student section filled the...

Coach Malach Radigan embraces Junior Amjaed Safi during a team meeting. Players talked about why the team matters to them.

A Foundational Philosophy

Amity Ianiri, Staff Reporter October 13, 2022

Walking into room three during the football meeting, students are greeted with laughter and a bubbly team environment. Coach Malach Radigan discusses the team’s recent loss to Troy (53-21) as an opportunity,...

Captains and Coach stand side by side; Seniors Spencer Fleming, Nick Ortinau, and Aiden Hernandez watch a game together with head coach Radigan.

Leaving it All Out on the Field

Nolan Haberstroh, Staff Reporter October 12, 2022

As the senior players for the Spartans enter their final season with the team, there’s a hopeful but somewhat uneasy feeling amongst them. Students have supported the team through victories in their...

Senior Aidan Hernandez makes a touchdown.

A Ferocious Victory

Aniya Sparrow, Photography Editor-in-Chief September 2, 2022

The Varsity football team played the Fort Zumwalt East Lions in an almost two and a half hour game on Friday, Aug. 26th, and came out on top with a score of 24-21. Starting off slow in the first quarter,...

Final Home Game of the Season

Final Home Game of the Season

Maya Culian & Aniya Sparrow, Social Media & Video Editors November 3, 2021

On Friday, Oct. 15, the Spartans Varsity Football Team had their senior night against Holt. The game ended with a final score of 56-4. They fought hard through the rain and all; the loss did not take away...

The student section throwing red white and blue powder in the air.

Red White and High Spirits

Riley Wania, Photo Editor September 22, 2021

On Friday, Sept. 3, varsity football suffered a tough loss against Fort Zumwalt South. While the team was a bit down about the loss, the student section remained high-spirited. Senior Luke Cummings...

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