Second football game of the season ends in defeat against Gardner Edgerton

Taking on the Trailblazers at Gardner Edgerton HS, the BVNW varsity football team lost the game with a final score, 27-49.

The varsity football team played their second game of the season tonight against Gardner Edgerton HS. GEHS defeated BVNW, with a final score of 27-49. The Trailblazers scored the first touchdown of the night in the middle of the first quarter, and again half way through the second quarter.

With less than a minute left in the first half, GEHS scored their third touchdown, which was quickly followed by a Husky touchdown by senior Dante Starks. With only nine seconds left in the first half, BVNW left thescore 7-21 by halftime.

In the third quarter, Gardner scored two touchdowns, bringing the score to 7-35. Half way through the third quarter, junior Miles Alexander scored a touchdown for BVNW, inching closer to GEHS’ leading score, at 14-35. Immediately after starting the fourth quarter of the game, BVNW scored a touchdown, followed by GEHS, bringing the score to BVNW 20, GEHS 41. Gardner made another touchdown halfway through the last quarter, and BVNW scored their touchdown made by junior Zack Zegunis. The final score was BVNW 27, GEHS 49.

On the field, senior Jacob Rominger was injured on the chin in the second half of the game. Although it is minor, coaches said they believe he will need stitches.

Head coach Mike Zegunis is proud of the team’s effort during the game, despite their loss.

“Things didn’t go very well for us tonight, but the guys were still out there battling and fighting,” Zegunis said.

Senior Brett Henning agrees with Zegunis.

“We had some guys battle until the end. We had a lot of key moments and we bounced back.” Henning said.

BVNW made a lot of penalties in the first half, and Zegunis said this hurt the team’s performance. However, he is confident in their ability to continue improving for upcoming games.

“It’s still early in the season [and] as a coach, you know there are going to be mistakes made and there are a lot of kids that learn from those mistakes and get better,” Zegunis said.

After a rough week of practice that the players said they felt was reflected in their performance tonight, the players and Zegunis hope to bounce back and start practicing again on Monday for their next game.
“We do have some talented players” Zegunis said. “Its just a matter of bringing them all together and playing well as a team.”