A Tragic Ending

Friday November 16 marked the date that the Churchill Chargers took on the Brandeis Broncos in the first round of playoffs. The Chargers(5-5) came in as heavy underdogs against Brandeis(8-2), but the Chargers shushed all the doubters that night.

On the games opening drive Churchill marched down the field, and Derek Perez finished it off with a touchdown putting the Chargers ahead.

The game would go back and forth and going into halftime the Chargers lead 24-21. This was looking to be an amazing second half of football. The second half gave us more of the same action, with touchdowns coming every which way. Then the game started to slip away

Brandeis went ahead and then surprised everyone with an onside kick….. Which they recovered. Now brandeis lead the Chargers, and had the ball with not much time left. Brandeis went down and scored putting them up by eleven points, and the chargers could sadly not fight back,

The final ended 49-38, with the Broncos coming out on top. The chargers a heroic season fighting there way into playoffs, and giving a good team a huge fight.

Onward to Playoffs

On a cold and miserable Friday the matchup between the Churchill Chargers and the Roosevelt Rough Riders took place. This matchup decided who would go to playoffs and it was a game for the ages. It was a close game throughout, but towards the end was when the real action took place.

Down 20-10 with only a few minutes left the chargers had to act fast…. AND DID! Senior quarterback Derek Perez ran in a touchdown to bring the game within 3. Now it was up to the defense to give our offense another chance.

On third down the Rough Riders decided to throw which was a costly mistake. The pass was tipped by senior Luke rosas, and then tipped of the hands of Junior Braden Gill, and finally landed in the hands of sophomore Gavin castro. This gave our offense a shot to send us to playoffs. The high powered Churchill offense took it all the way down and scored to take the lead 24-20.

With time running out,Roosevelt took their shot deep and failed. Sophomore Gavin Castro came in clutch again with another interception to seal the deal and send the Chargers into playoffs. They will be matched up against the Brandeis Broncos in the first round which is sure to be a great matchup.

The Turkey Shoot Competition

From November 12th to the 16th, JROTC is hosting the annual turkey shoot which rewards first to third place winners a turkey. Students will be able to attend from first to eighth period, and can fire five shots for two dollars using a pellet gun.

The objective operates simply. The maximum total score is 50 points, and the most a single shot can yield is 10 points. The goal is to make as many accurate hits possible to place high enough for the turkey prize. Since last year though, fourth place winners have also been given a rubber chicken as their takeaway. The Turkey Shoot has witnessed gradual rise in popularity though, and concessions have been planned to entertain those who watch or participate.

“We will be having movies playing, and concessions with popcorn, slushies, some candy, and chips,” junior Brendan Bishop said. “It’s something we do every year for the school, and a way we can raise money at this time of year. It’s a way of us showing thanks by having students come out and have fun.”

Playoff Hopeful

The mighty Churchill football team has fought back from a 1-4 record to a good 4-5 record putting them in the spotlight of playoff hopefuls. Only losing one in the past four games, the chargers have one opponent left to play. The Roosevelt Rough Riders.

The chargers are usually victorious when matched up against the Rough Riders, but this matchup is so much more intense. With a win the chargers will end the season with a 5-5 record that will put them in the playoffs, but with a loss,  their season will end with broken hearts and regrets.

This seasons early struggles set the chargers back quite a bit, but they have fought  back with heart, sweat, and tears to get a shot to make the playoffs, and there is nothing stopping them besides themselves.