Red Devils On The Run

by Durit Duran, Staffwriter

The Devils’ Advocate

There are Red Devils today who are sprinting to the finish line just to bring home a win. Cross Country is a great sport. With Coach Romero coaching the ladies and Coach Howard coaching the guys, Sweetwater has a great team. For this sport, there is no trying out; the only thing you need to do is compromise. As Coach Romero always says, “We are not here to scare you.” The purpose of this sport is to be able to push yourself to limits you didn’t know you had. The goal is always to beat your own time to improve yourself.

Cross Country Devils meet every day after school at 3 p.m. on the field. These Red Devils work very hard every day; they devote their time to this sport in order to win. Cross Country teammates work out from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. They are so devoted that they even manage to make it to practices on Saturdays. On Saturdays these Red Devils meet up at 7 a.m. on the football field.

Like Coach Romero says, “Cross country is a commitment.”

Students must show up every day from Monday through Saturday to train. Cross Country teammates are preparing for their first race of the year. They will have their first race in a couple weeks, so Red Devils, as a unified school, please come out and support the Cross Country team.


What is Football?

by Crisel Magyawi, Staffwriter

The Devils’ Advocate

For families, it is the sport that brings them together on Sundays; for others, it is the adrenaline rushing through their veins as the clock runs while their team is down by a touchdown. For the Panthers nation, it was “24-10,” the heartbreaking numbers symbolizing the loss of the Super Bowl trophy that was on the tip of their fingers.

For Sweetwater, football is Friday Night Lights that unite not just the students, but everyone in the city. It is watching their friends and sons running up and down the field while sharing laughs with old friends. For our football players, football is blood, sweat and tears. It is the early mornings in the weight room and the late nights on the field. It is the sound of their breaths shortening, their heart thumping and their coaches yelling.

Last year, our football team encountered several challenges that weakened the team as a whole. However, these predicaments did not stop them from devoting their lives to the sport they love. “Unfortunately, last football season, we learned the hard way that success wasn’t given, but instead earned,” says one of the current football captains, Alfredo Uolla. “To avoid another 1-9 season, we’ve been practicing non-stop in order to have our redemption this year for SUHi,” he adds. With the help of the new head coach, Wesley Charles and his coaching staff, the team will build from the ground up and stand stronger than ever this fall.

A sport thrives with determination and passion, and this is exactly what our team is giving. On August 26th, at 7:00 p.m., our men will stand on the field, cleats pounding on the turf and hearts on the field, more ready than they’ve ever been before. Despite last year’s record, they will play with minds of champions and disregard all the challenges they have faced. After all, the road to success runs uphill.