By Mackenzie Teichner
This year everyone had high hopes for the football team, but the season did not go quite as expected.
The first game of the season was an exciting win against Troy with a score of 13-10. The next few games were a struggle to get through, including the Pink Out game against Walled Lake Western. Although the Vikings lost, it was a good way for everyone to raise awareness for breast cancer.
After playing Western, the team traveled to Lakeland and won with a score of 37-28. The Lakeland game was a Yellow Out to honor a Lakeland student who lost his battle with cancer and to raise awareness of childhood cancer. The next game was at Waterford Kettering, even though the team took a loss, it was an important game for the football team and student section. Everyone was there in supporting of Sean Collins, who lost his life this summer in a tragic accident. For the season a few guys on the team also had custom cleats and back plates in support of him. Senior Will Crocket was one of them, “Sean was my boy and he loved football, so I wanted to have something to keep him with me on the field.”
Next was the big Homecoming game which was a win for the Vikings against Waterford Mott. This was an exhilarating game with Mott traveling slightly behind the whole game. The whole football team worked hard and pulled off the win with a final score of 36-35.
The last few games were a struggle but the captains, seniors Jacob Downey, Jack Gulvas, Drew Temple and Jason Weber, did a great job leading the team through the season. “I liked the fact that my teammates looked to me as a mentor and it was great leading them through the season because they are family to me,” said Weber.