>>  Hail To The Redskins

BY: MEGAN KEYSER


We all know them as our home team, the Washington Redskins. Gold and burgundy are the colors that fill up all the sports stores around the Virginia and D.C area. This NFL team has been through a lot but families pass on their love for the Redskins through generations.


This season, the Redskins have definitely had their ups and downs. Starting off with a hard loss against the Philadelphia Eagles, they are currently 4-5. Their last game was also a loss but a very close one at that! When asked if she thinks the Redskins are going to make it to the playoffs this season, Senior Madison Williams says, “I don’t think they will make it (to the playoffs) because they aren’t playing like a playoff/Super Bowl worthy team.” Lots of people seem to agree with her on this subject. Like, Senior Casey Harding said, “They never make it the playoffs. I call them a hopeless team.”


Hopeless seems to be a common adjective for this team. Especially because they are experiencing a lot of injuries in a lot of key players, for example, their linebacker, Mason Foster, season got ended early because of a shoulder injury. Rob Kelley, their running back is also out of the season because of ankle and knee problems. Injuries aside, they are in desperate need of running backs and wide receivers because of how below average they have been playing this season which is making it hard for them score.


When I asked some of the Stonewall Jackson students about which team they are a fan of, 3 out of 5 said they were redskins fans. I also spoke to the Redskins fans about their team winning in their divisions. One fan, Senior Melissa Shaia said, “I don’t think they will win because other teams have been playing better.” Another student spoke out and said, “I am a fan which makes it hard for me to admit that i don’t see them as division leaders or a playoff team.”


And even though the Redskins have lost more than they have won this season, some students have said that they are still doing good in their eyes. For example, Senior Carleigh Bragg exclaims, “Yeah, I think they are doing pretty good, actually.” And also, Senior Rachel Francis said, “Surprisingly yes, they are doing good.” There seems to be a lot of comparing from this season to their 2016 one.


It seems like some fans are losing hope at this point. But they will always stay faithful to their team! Good luck, Redksins!