The North Springs Spartans shutout the Dunwoody Wildcats at home with a final score of 28-0 on Friday, August 14th. While this game was only a scrimmage and did not count, it was well attended by both Spartans and Wildcats alike. Dunwoody students and players were widely considered to be “smacktalking” before the game, and so for some Spartans, this game meant more than usual. “Dunwoody was talking mad smack about us and honestly they deserved to get shutout. They weren’t expecting us to be such a better team, but we are,” opined senior offensive lineman Joshua Nooromid.
The Spartans quickly came out the a big lead, and by halftime, the score reached 21-0. The offense, led by junior quarterback Rees Viersen, performed well, but the stars of the night was the defense. Through stifling play and a multitude of interceptions, the Spartans maintained their tight hold on the score and did not give up a single point. During the fourth quarter, North Springs brought up the score to 28-0 and held it there for the rest of the game.
This was a big win for North Springs, withstanding the fact that it was only a scrimmage. It is all part of an attempt by head coach Steve Horton to make football important and relevant at North Springs after years of irrelevance and losses. “As a senior of who has been present for two different coaching staffs, I’m very impressed with what Coach Horton and the guys he’s brought in have done. Horton is trying to change the culture of this school,” continued Nooromid.
The theme for the first game was “Toga Night”, and many of the students came adorned in different styles of toga. North Springs goes on the road next week against Woodland High School, then returns home on August 28th against Pinecrest Academy at 7:30 PM.