First down on the new burial ground

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Nicholas Lucas (11) and Daniel Heinrikson (12) lead the team onto the field at the start of the game. This was the first game home game of the season.

Olivia Oster

On Friday, Aug. 28, the varsity football team took on the East Chicago Cardinals. After six touchdowns in the first half, the Indians won with a score of 54-14. Bleachers were filled with students, teachers and alumni for the season opener and first game at the new stadium.

“Right when I ran out of the locker room, I took one look at the fans and thought, ‘It’s time to go. It’s time to play. It’s time to give them a show,’ and we did,” Nicholas Lucas (11) said.

The season has just begun for the Indians. They have many goals and high expectations for this year.

“I’m hoping to win a lot of championships with this team. We have a great team in place, and I can’t wait to keep moving forward,” Ryan Bereda (12) said.

After a 20-19 loss to Munster the week before, the team hoped to make it a learning experience. The Indians put the loss in the past in order to focus on the future.

“We can take this win as a confidence booster because of what happened last week against Munster. We can use this as a step forward instead of a step back,” Joshua Benson (11) said.

The next home game is Friday, Sept. 4, where the team will take on Portage.