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Amidst a season like no other, Rickards football thankful

Posted at 2:13 PM, Nov 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-27 14:13:49-05

TALLAHASSEE — It’s been a wild high school football season for so many teams not only in our area but all across the country.

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, many of those teams are truly thankful to have had a season and for some, an opportunity to chase state titles.

The Rickards Raiders are one of those fortunate teams. They’ll head over to Gene Cox Stadium tomorrow night for their 5A region semi-finals matchup against Ribualt. A team that Rickards head coach Quintin Lewis describes as scrappy and tough.

They took down rival Godby in a nail biter last weekend to solidify their spot in tomorrow night’s game against Rickards. But for the Raiders being one win away from a region finals in a season where Covid-19 has left so much uncertainty, is truly a blessing in of itself.

“I think that’s amazing, it’s game been a running joke all year long, whoever stays Covid free is going to win a state championship and we’ve been kind of blessed lately," said Rickards head football coach Quintin Lewis. "And we’re trying to stay away from it, we’ve been taking every precaution that we can take week in and week out so we can be safe and hoping that we can continue to play. It’s a blessing, you never knew how far we were going to get in the football season and if this part of the year would even come. We’re just happy to be here and blessed to be here.”