The Osborne Cardinals took on Kipp Collegiate High School Warriors at Grady Stadium on August 30. The Cardinals fought tough to keep the game tied (8-8) through three quarters. But with only seven minutes left in the game, and with a chance to achieve victory, the Cardinals came up short. Giving up 18 points in the last half of the fourth quarter was a bitter pill for the Cardinals and their fans.
Despite being handed their second loss of the season, the team showed improvement in their on-field effort. Coach Russ Isham emphatically stated that “we will get over the hump one of these days.” While the Osborne Cardinals are working hard to become a great team, they have already built a strong relationship with each another and will continue to strive for greatness and prosper together as one.
Osborne Athletic Director Ron Boggs is also optimistic about the future. The Osborne campus in Marietta is undergoing major construction and expansion, and Boggs is convinced that the new state-of-the-art facilities that will be open next year will draw in top-notch talent–both athletically and academically.
“We currently have the oldest buildings in the district. Four players in the NFL are from the Osborne area, but they chose to go elsewhere for high school. The new sports facilities and the Career Center will go a long way toward changing people’s minds about Osborne and keep the local talent here,” Boggs said. “Things are going to look radically different around here and that is going to affect people’s outlooks at Osborne.”