Pulling down the Pirates


As the referee tries to make a call, both of the teams surround the tackle. The next game will be on Saturday, Oct. 17.

Kaylynn Ward, Author

On Thursday Oct. 15, the Indians freshman football team defeated the Merrillville Pirates with a final score of 19-14 at Merrillville High School.

The Indians took the lead with a score of 16-4 in the first half, leaving the Pirates faced with a challenge.

“We got knocked down a couple times, but we were able to stay in it and finish the game,” Nick Garcia (9) said.

After halftime, the Pirates stepped up their game, placing the Indians at a disadvantage. The fans became boisterous, trying to cheer their team on for the victory.

“Our defense and offense [could have been] a little better,” Richard Wisz (9) said.

With the help of the coaches and the fans, the Indians prevailed with a score of 19-14, leaving the  the Indians undefeated. The next game for the freshman boys will be on Saturday, Oct. 17 at 9 a.m.
“The goal is to win our last game and go all the way undefeated,” Zachary Bundalo (9) said.