Hard Times Brings FAMU's Football Team Closer Together

By: Phil Jean Email
By: Phil Jean Email

It's Homecoming for the FAMU Rattlers and they would love nothing more than to give their fans a victory, something Rattlers' supporters have not seen for awhile.
Despite the hardships, Rattler pride is a matter of family.
Coach Rubin Carter says, "We were winning these games a year ago, two years ago we were winning the close ones. You know sometimes you go a year where you're not winning them and that's what it seems for us."
That's exactly what the FAMU Rattlers have experienced this year as they've dropped four games in a row. The latest setback a two point loss to Morgan State.
After posting a winless month of October, the Rattlers hope a change of the calender will bring good things for Homecoming this weekend against North Carolina A&T.
But despite all the trials and tribulations that FAMU faced in 2007, there was a common thread for the players we spoke to. Defensive end Carlos Rolle says, "It's more of a family than a team you know. No matter what the situation is, we're all going to fight for each other and come out on top or try to come out on top. We have had some bad circumstances to come through the family but nothing we couldn't overcome so we're going to continue to stay a family here."
Linebacker Dannelle Shepard adds, "I'm going to remember the relationship we have as a team. How we fought all over the adversity we went through and how we rallied up and gathered together and became a family."
That family will be calling Bragg Stadium home for the final time this Saturday and hopefully they can do something they haven't done since September and that's celebrate a victory.


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