JV Football Has High Hopes for Successful Season


Kodie Christenson (9) is calling the next play in the huddle to the Indians JV offense

Victoria New and lakecentralnews

JV Football players started off their season with a record of 4-1. With many factors motivating them, the team plans to have a successful season.

“JV is doing well so far and winning a lot,” JV cheerleader Hannah Pittman (10) said.

The players kicked off the season with a game against Munster on Sept. 19. With a final score of 56-14, the team was ecstatic to keep winning.

“The feeling was amazing, and we knew we could go far if we put in the time,” Kicker Brad Uzubell (11) said.

Two wins against East Chicago and Portage followed. Although the game against East Chicago had a final score of 28-6 and pumped the team up even more, the game against Portage was 18-13 and a frighteningly close win.

“I would say we need to improve on our passing. Our line can block well; we just overthrow the ball sometimes,” wide receiver Jordan Goodwin (10) said.

The team then moved on to another close game- this time against Crown Point. Unfortunately, the boys came out unlucky with a final score of 26-28.

“We didn’t play to the best of our abilities. We weren’t ready, but we came back,” defensive lineman Maurice Jackson (11) said.

And come back they did with a final score of 21-18 against Laporte last Saturday, Sept. 17.

“We like cheering for the JV Football team because it’s a lot easier to cheer for a team that does well,” JV cheerleader Adeline Perez (10) said.

Positive feedback for the JV team will only further guide them down the road to success. As the motivation continues, hopefully so will the wins as they prepare to play Michigan City this Saturday, Sept. 24.