Loudoun County Captains Capture Phoenix Pink Out Game 45-6

The Phoenix took on the Loudoun Valley Captains on Oct. 15 for the pink out game in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.


Manika Porchezhian

The Phoenix and Captains ready themselves for the next play after stoppage from the referee. “I got my first touchdown on friday and it was pretty nice; it was the first one of the season, you know, and I’m still looking to get more,” junior Da’sean Mack said.

On Oct. 15, the Phoenix played the Captains at their pink-out football game for breast cancer awareness and lost 45-6.

After the introduction for both teams, the chorus made their way to the track wrapping around the field. Joined by Stone Hill Middle School chorus, the Rock Ridge chorus, led by director Jordan Markwood, opened the game with the national anthem and the school’s alma mater. Stone Hill Middle School’s band and chorus joined Rock Ridge as a part of Future Phoenix Night. 

Throughout the game, the Stone Hill band performed alongside the marching band, but was not a part of their halftime performance, “Desert Winds.”

As the game progressed, the Captains took a steady lead and won the game 45-6, with the Phoenix only scoring one touchdown by junior Da’sean Mack with a failed attempt for a two point conversion. Mack believes the team can bounce back from a loss like this. “We have to minimize our mistakes, keep our heads up when things go down, and push our teammates to be the best they can be. Our motto is stay positive and keep working in practice; because what you do at practice shows on the field,” Mack said.