Written by Matt Wixon
Could a loss early in the season help Skyline in the long run?
It was a tough week for Skyline last week as it lost to Arlington Bowie, 38-36. Skyline scored 20 straight points in the fourth quarter to close the gap, but a two-point conversion failed and the Raiders lost to a very good — and very pumped up — Bowie team.
It was the first regular-season loss for Skyline since 2010. The Raiders were undefeated last season before losing to eventual champion Southlake Carroll in the state semifinals.
Could a loss early in the season help Skyline?
“As long as you’re successful, you kind of tend to overlook things,” coach Reginald Samples said. “The off week is great because we get a chance to really highlight those things that we didn’t do well.”
Inconsistency on offense has plagued Skyline. The Raiders also need to get more in sync on defense, which includes a completely new set of linebackers from a year ago.
“We’re not happy about losing, but we’re not deterred,” Samples said. “We know the important thing is winning in November.”