LAKERS TAKE THE WIN AT FINAL REGULAR SEASON HOME GAME

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Katie Wertheimer

LAKE MICHIGAN CATHOLIC- Friday, October 20th, the Lakers took on the New Buffalo Bison at their final home game of the season. Not only was it a great win for the Lakers, but it was a busy game with events like Senior Night and pink-out, where the Laker cheerleaders wear pink for breast cancer awareness.

The stands were more crowded than usual and filled with the families of the senior football players and girls golf players for the Lake Michigan Catholic Senior Night. This is where parents of Senior players walk their son or daughter across the field and celebrate their last season of highschool football and golf before the game.

After the festivities, the game started. Within the first quarter, senior, Will McCoy, scored from  a 28 yard pass from senior, Zach Rogers, and put six points on the board for the Lakers,leaving the score at 6-0 at the end of the first quarter.

In the second quarter, the game started to heat up and the Lakers scored 3 touchdowns. The first touchdown of the quarter was scored by junior, Christian Monconduit, with a pass from Zach Rogers again, who also gained a two point conversion from running from the 2 yard line.

Unfortunately for the Lakers, the Bison were able to score their first touchdown, with a 7 yard run. It didn’t take long for the Lakers to pull farther ahead with another touchdown by senior,Connor Christensen, with a 31 yard pass from Rogers.

The Lakers started the next quarter with a score of 21-7. Throughout the whole third quarter, both teams scored one touchdown bringing the score up six points for both sides.

It was the final quarter and the Lakers were far ahead of New Buffalo, but the game wasn’t over yet.  The Bison got a 25 yard touchdown with a two point conversion, but Rogers scored another touchdown for the Lakers from the 31 yard line and gave the Lakers a steady lead against their rival.

For senior, BJ Jones, it was an a very big game because it was his first game playing after his recent injury to his leg. He was very proud of the Lakers.

“I was scared and nervous of refracturing my leg, but it felt good to be out on the field. Overall, New Buffalo was pretty unsportsmanlike, but I’m glad we were able to take the win.”

Assistant Coach, Josh Fairbanks, felt similar,agreeing that it was a great moment of Pride for LMC.

“The win against New Buffalo  captured our second undefeated conference championship and it’s a huge accomplishment for our team. Especially this year with the things we’ve battled through, this group of brothers has shown true grit and resiliency.  They bent but didn’t break in close games against Brandywine and New Buffalo and stood tall among all conference opponents”

The night was very successful for LMC, but the Laker community is even more excited for the future of the season as they head to the Playoffs as BCH champions.