Football team finishes season with contributions from seniors

Season ends after district loss at Mt. Grove

Senior Bailey Jelinek stiff-arms a Mt. Grove defensive player as junior Damian Adams attempts to protect the receiver.

Alexis Riga , Editor-in-chief & staff writer

As the nights become colder, the football team wrapped their busy season up for the year.

Throughout the season, 9 games were played and the boys brought home 2 wins. The team won against Clinton, 20-14, in the first game of the season and against Versailles, 13-6 mid-season.

“The teams’ biggest obstacle this year was that there weren’t enough kids out,” Head Coach Paul Thomas said.

Although the team didn’t bring home as many wins as they hoped for, overall the season went well.

“We didn’t win as many games as we had liked to but we were coming in to the season with a new coach, we had to learn a new offense, and defense. We are also a very young football team led by a very good senior class. The biggest thing is we are just young and that will change and will benefit us in the long run getting experience under our belts,” sophomore quarterback Will Bunch said.

Senior night wrapped up the regular season for the players.

“My emotions were angry that we lost the game and sad that it was the seniors very last game we would ever play on Warsaw turf again,” senior Kyle Goodsell said.

“The football season gets over before you know it,” senior Tommy Proctor said.

“I could not have asked for a better senior class this year they are great team leaders and they are fun to play with on Friday night,” Bunch said.

Expectations for the following season consists of the team working hard at practice to improve their skills, and hopefully have a bigger team.

“I’m looking forward to having more kids out and hopefully having a bigger, stronger and faster team,” Thomas said.

In a district game on Friday, Oct. 24, the boys played at Mt. Grove and lost 0-38.