Varsity Football Makes Valiant Effort

Jennifer Welch

Varsity football played a good game against South on Friday, October 3, though they lost to the Spartans 14-21.   This rivalry game took place at South, and each school was well represented by crowd.

Within the first three minutes of the game the Warriors scored the first touchdown of the evening after an excellent pass from quarterback Ronnie Clark (12) to Daniel Henggeler (12).  The Spartans then received the kickoff and ran it in to the end zone, scoring a touchdown and tied the game at 7-7, with over ten minutes left in the first quarter.  The Warriors succeeded in scoring yet another touchdown within the last two minutes of the first quarter, bringing the score to 14-7, which they maintained for the rest of the first half. Player Daniel Henggeler (12) sustained an injury to his left ankle just before halftime.  The injury is not expected to keep Henggeler out of future games.

In the third quarter neither the Spartans nor Warriors managed to score again, and the quarter ended 14-7, with the Warriors in the lead.  In the fourth quarter, with just over five minutes left in the game, the Spartans managed to score a touchdown and tie the game at 14-14.  The Warriors then took possession of the ball, but fumbled it.  The Spartans recovered the ball at the twenty yard line, and through several plays, managed to score another touchdown.  The Spartans won the game at 21-7, winning their first game of the season, and breaking the Warriors’ 3-0 season, and are now 3-1.  Despite this loss, however, the Warriors are still confident about possibly winning the Bay League.  Robert Young (12) said, “[This game] made us want to work harder.”  It has also given the Warriors ways to improve, and they have been practicing hard this week to prepare for the upcoming game against North. Quarterback Ronnie Clark (12) said, “It’s getting there.  We’re coming together as a team.”