Revived Dallas Spruce gets first win of season

October, 20, 2010
10/20/10
10:39
PM CT
Dallas Spruce (1-5, 1-2 12-4A) won its first game of the season Friday by the score of 14-3 over district rival Dallas Thomas Jefferson.

It was the school's first victory since the team was disbanded several years ago for academic purposes. Click here for the preseason feature on Spruce's football program coming back from the dead.

"It's hard to put into words what it means for the program," head coach Carl Richardson said. "We're rebuilding and this is the first step in getting our program where it needs to be. It's a big confidence booster and something the kids have been waiting for all year. "

Spruce has three more games left in the season, matching up next with Dallas Lincoln on Friday at 7:30 p.m. Richardson said the lessons his team has learned throughout the whole season will help it find success in Spruce's final games.

"It's going to be tough," Richardson said. "We play three more games against tough opponents. I think it's going to be very competitive because we've learned to not give up and to not quit."
Travis L. Brown covers high schools for ESPNDallas.com. He is a graduate of TCU, where he was sports editor of the student paper, The Daily Skiff.

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