Football becomes district champions

The football team becomes district champions with a win over BVN.

Madeline Maloney , Copy Editor

The BVNW football team defeated the BVN Mustangs with a final score of 41- 17 in the final game of district play. The two teams came together for a pink out tonight in order to raise breast cancer awareness. Early in the evening, the Huskies’ senior members were recognized for their contribution and hard work. At the end of the game, the football team was honored as district champions by Athletic Director Steve Harms.

“It was a bittersweet game, but I am glad that we got to play it at home and it feels good to beat a rival team,” senior Jacob Rominger said. “I am glad to see all the fans and family come out to support us.”

A few minutes into the game, junior wide receiver Dalton Schoen caught a pass from Rominger for the first touchdown of the night, giving the Huskies a 6-0 lead. With 3 minutes left in the first quarter, the Huskies scored yet another touchdown that increased their lead to 13-0. The Mustangs put a field goal up on the scoreboard with seven minutes left in the half, making the score 13-3. Seconds left in the half, senior Jackson Panegasser scored a touchdown for the Huskies which gave them a 20-3 lead at the end of the first half.

Six minutes into the second half, senior Spencer Adam scored another touchdown for the Huskies. The Mustangs scored another touchdown with 7:44 left in the third quarter, then put another three up on the board with field goal, 5 minutes left in the quarter, making the score 27-10. Soon after, senior Brett Henning scored another touchdown for BVNW. With six minutes left in the 4th quarter, Mustangs scored again and made the field goal, making it 34-17. The Huskies score the final touchdown of the night with a final score of 41-17.

Although many key players were out due to injury, head coach Mike Zegunis said the Huskies were still able to run the football and score many touchdowns. According to Zegunis, offensively the Huskies were able to do whatever they wanted in order to score and defensively, the team was strong at creating  turnovers.

“We are far from perfect, but I am happy with our kids and I am proud of them,” Zegunis said. “This will hopefully give them momentum going into next week at the playoffs.”

Zegunis said the team is excited and hungry for a win. Their goal is to get everyone healthy so they can succeed even farther in the playoffs.

“I think the game went very well, we came out on top and it feels good to be district champs for the first time in a while,” Rominger said. “It feels really good to get a win tonight and move forward in the playoffs.”