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Photos by: Megan Howell
The football team knew that they were in for a battle going into Saturday’s game against Churchill. The Chargers, who have not lost a game this season, have looked very impressive all year, with an offense led by senior running-back Nicholas Smisek. The Brahmas showed resilience throughout the game, but eventually lost 28-38. Making them 3-3 overall and 1-1 in district play, with a bye next week.
The team relied on junior quarterback Josh Jung to stretch the defense and make the occasional big play. He proved to be solid in the air, as he went 12 of 19 for 189 yards, plus one clutch touchdown.
The first quarter was dominated by Churchill, who scored 14 points and seemingly held the ball the whole quarter. The second quarter started the same as Churchill took a 21-0 lead in just minutes. Desperate for a spark, on the ensuing kick-off, Daijon Williams bursted down the sidelines, and stiff-armed the kicker, on his way to igniting the team with a 94 yard touchdown return.
Coming out of halftime down 6-24, the team appeared to be anxious and focused on the task at hand. They preceded to outscore the Chargers 15-0 in the third quarter, leaning on a stout defense, and the output of the running-back duo Isiah Dennis and Daijon Williams.
Dennis had a sense that the game was not going to end lopsided.
“I knew that we would come back, we’re a team that fights,” Dennis says. “We knew that we would be in the game at the end.”
Dennis and Williams have besieged every defense that they’ve faced this year. Saturday, the two combined for 204 yards and two rushing touchdowns.
“It’s all about the offensive line, it’s not about us, it’s all because of them,” Dennis said.
The Brahmas made impressive plays that allowed the comeback, and gave them a chance to win the game as time winded down. Including an interception by senior cornerback Zannon Stallworth, and a Josh Jung to Bobby Lepovitz 43 yard touchdown, both late in the fourth quarter.
Even though the loss stings, the team looks poised and ready to take on Lee and make a run into the playoffs.