Boys Fall Sports Kick Into Play

By: Brian Fedorchuk

Pumpkin spice, chilly weather and some of the most interesting sports – its fall! The boys fall sports are coming to a climax, with the boys’ soccer team working to improve their record, the boys cross country team running hard, and the football team sadly losing the homecoming game on September 29H

The boys’ soccer team currently has a losing record, but their team, led by Brodie VanOrd, Ross Venman and Nick Smelko, are hoping to win their next game. “The likelihood of winning is not that high, but there is a chance so we’ll play to the best of our abilities and hopefully we win.” said team captain, Brodie Vanord when asked about their next game against Northeast. Even though they aren’t having the best year, the team works hard and together. VanOrd also shared the goals the team has for the remainder of the season, “To improve as a team and prepare the underclassmen for the next year.”

Cross country hasn’t had the best year either. They recently beat Warren, but also lost to Union City during the three team region meet. Tyler Burnell, one of their three team captains, a title also shared by Nathaniel Hoffman and Naomi Haight, told The Squire that the team’s overall goal is “States!” The team is trying very hard to see make their goals a reality.

The football team also continues to work towards their goals for the season. The homecoming game, against Seneca, may have been a loss, but that hasn’t broken their spirit. The team is getting ready to “Hopefully make it the playoffs,” shared Nate Holt, an Eisenhower wide receiver. Recently, the football team hosted a “Pink Out” for breast cancer awareness, encouraging all of their fans to wear pink along with the team and cheerleaders.  The team also met with their elementary school pen pals for lunch and games recently.  The pen pals came to the pink out game and were thrilled to see their pen pals in action during the game.  Friday, October 13 was the last home game and senior recognition night, but there are still some away games that remain in the season.

The seasons are winding down, but there will be more opportunities to see your favorite athletes in action.  The Knights are really going to need some support for their next game, so head out and cheer them on! Check out Schedule Star to find out when the next games and meets will be.


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