Homecoming Football:

After an exciting first half, Varsity comes up a little short on the big game day


Nia Cocroft

The HC football had its highs and lows. First half went well, but the Saints lost their grip during the second half.

Evan Lagana, Staff Writer

With five games on the record and only two wins for the Fighting Saints, the 2022- 2023 varsity football season is picking up where last year left off. Coming off of the team’s losing streak, the new head coach, Nolan Possley, was able to turn the tide for the Saints and bring them to wins over Lincoln-Way Central and Waubonsie Valley.

Although the Saints lost their Homecoming game for the third year in a row, they were able to put up more of a fight than last year. The Saints carried the lead through the first half of the game. After leading over the Glenbard North Panthers until the third and fourth quarters, the Fighting Saints lost their lead, and sacrificed three more touchdowns. Most of the action occurred within the first half of the game with a total score of 34 for the Saints and 21 for Glenbard North.

After an exciting first quarter for the Saints with an 80-yard touchdown and a 30-yard touchdown, both by #12 Mason Tousignant (2024), the Saints held the lead over Glenbard North. During the second quarter, #2 Blake Schutte ran a 50- yard touchdown, and #4 Devan Shearer (2023) returned an interception for a 65-yard touchdown. An overall exciting game for the Saints with a final score of 34-41.

Although the Homecoming game final quarter may have been a letdown for many fans, the homecoming activities were certainly a highlight. The class floats and banners were displayed again during halftime, and the Homecoming “Spirit Stick” was awarded to the senior class. The golf carts from the Homecoming Parade were also driven around the field and the marching band and dance team performed.

The Saints’ next games are against Geneva, and then North. North is 3-0 in the Dukane