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Tailgating and protein snacks make Roswell game day better

Football games at Roswell High School are a family affair for the Stargels. With two sons on the team, Christy Stargel is a proud booster of the team and loves going to the games. We asked the Stargels,  Roswell High School Athletic Director, Ben Sutter and Head Football Coach Chris Prewett about how they stay fueled.

Christy says that Friday morning breakfast is a long-lasting tradition at Roswell High School. “The parents sign up for different breakfast items like breakfast casserole, eggs, bacon, sausage, hash browns and more. The entire team meets at the field house before school and gets fed,” she says. “Traditionally parents have gathered at Marlow’s before the game to socialize and get a bite to eat then walk over to the stadium. Our parents don’t tailgate because they get too nervous! They like to get to the stadium early and watch the warm-up.”

We asked the boys about their go-to power snacks. Lawson Stargel is #18 and a senior. “I enjoy eating breakfast casserole and a chicken biscuit for breakfast and a Publix Italian Sub for lunch. After the game, I eat either wings from Taco Mac or the All-Star Special from Waffle House.” Andrew, a sophomore and #63 on the field, tells us, “before games I always eat a big breakfast and a Publix sub for lunch with a banana at halftime.”

Smart!  Potassium plays an essential role in muscle function, and deficiencies in potassium can lead to abnormal cramping and discomfort. During exercise, your body loses potassium through your sweat, and prolonged periods of physical activity can significantly reduce your potassium levels. Eating a large banana boosts your potassium intake by 487 milligrams or 10 percent of your daily recommended intake, according to the Linus Pauling Institute. Go Andrew!

And of course, all athletes know the importance of hydration. Begin drinking 15 to 20 ounces two to three hours prior to activity and seven to 10 ounces of water every 20 to 30 minutes during exercise. Stay hydrated!

Roswell High School Athletic Director Ben Sutter is overseeing 23 different programs this year.  At games and working out, he is all about the protein bars when he needs to fuel up. He goes for Kind Bars. "And, I don’t like anything really heavy.  I’m a Gatorade guy so personally, I have to have one of those (orange is the only way to go)." Coach Prewett's secret weapon is a spoonful of peanut butter. And, of course, what really keeps him going is his beautiful family, cheering him on from the sidelines and every day.

Go Hornets!

  • Andrew and Lawson Stargel