Roslyn High School set to celebrate homecoming and hopefully first varsity win in four years
Tomorrow afternoon the Roslyn Bulldogs have their homecoming against Calhoun.
The varsity football team is still searching for its first varsity win not just this year, but last year and the year before that, and the year before that.
Things are looking up for the Bulldogs with the emergence of quarterback Michael Wheat, who has quite the arm.
“We have an outstanding QB who can throw the football,” said Bulldogs' head coach Jordan Haber said of Wheat.
Wheat acknowledged that playing for Roslyn is a challenge because not many people believe they have a varsity squad.
“How many people do you think now Roslyn has a football team?” he said. “Not enough. Gotta spread word. Gotta win!”
In 2017, the Bulldogs varsity team went 0-8. The next three years, they couldn't field a varsity squad. The motivation to be a Bulldog just wasn't there. The Bulldogs averaged about 16 players, not enough to field a varsity squad.
“Actually one kid quit and joined golf, said Gabe Viruet-Quintero. “It was JV golf too.”
But after three years of recruiting, the varsity is back.
“Going up to friends, seeing a big kid and saying, 'Hey, you want to play football?'” added Viruet-Quintero. “We just have to show we could win and this would be fun for people."
“I want to help the team do great. Coaches are fun and it’s a great environment. What we found out was we have a team full of fighters - 21 kids last year, now 35.”
The Bulldogs are still searching for their first varsity win since 2017 -- but they know it is coming.