By: Louie Head
Cold weather, orange leaves, fantasy football, and caramel apple spice lattes mean that fall is here. Football teams put all their hard off-season work into effect, soccer teams get their final days of conditioning in before the first game, and cross-country begin to run their hearts out.
Fall sports have been very successful this year, as the boys’ soccer team, led by the strong seniors Logan Eadie, Grant Venman, Casey Vincent, Josh Eernisse, and Christian Hefright, has started strong with a 6-2-1 record (six wins, two losses, one tie). The Knights have picked up big wins against their rivals, North East, who they beat for the first time in four years. They also had another solid win against AAA Titusville. They have a good chance to make playoffs this year if they can pick up wins against Fairview, Prep, Seneca, and Iroquois. The boys’ soccer team has high hopes for this season and will continue to have success behind a strong group of seniors.
The cross-country team has been stepping up their game too, as senior Derek Lasecki has been leading the way as the top runner. He has hit his personal record two different times this year and continues to get faster and faster. The team has big invitational coming up as Derek and the team plan on making some noise for Single A Eisenhower.
The boys’ football team has been off to a slow start but has played three of the best teams on their schedule. They are 2-3 through five games and are tied for third in the region. They have big games coming up against region opponents Union City, Cochranton, and Maplewood. The Knights have had big wins against Youngsville (62-3) and a Union City shutout with a final score of 47-0. Eisenhower averages 258 yards per game rushing and 80 yards passing. They average 32 points a game and have been pretty efficient. The boys’ football team is eager to step up to the upcoming challenge and make playoffs for the first time in two years.
Boys’ sports have some big games coming up but are very eager to step up to the challenge. Get out there and support the boys’ anytime you can!