Coming home to a loss

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Jonas Sparks (11) tackles a player from the opposing team. Sparks had multiple tackles throughout the game.

Camille Bereolos

On Friday, Sept. 22, the Lake Central varsity football team faced off against Michigan City. The student section was full and the students were ready for a win on homecoming. Lake Central was defeated by Michigan City with a final score of 14-56.

“Personally homecoming did not put a lot of pressure on me, but I can’t say it didn’t for other people,” Jonas Sparks (11) said.

Since the homecoming game was meant to be big, the boys were hoping to get a win. However things went wrong when Michigan City scored within the first six seconds of the first quarter.

“Tonight definitely did not go as planned. We had a lot of struggles and we just have to bounce back next week,” Sparks said.

The team will be working to recover from this loss and be better prepared for future games.

“I feel like we are just really working out some young guys and we really got bitten by the injury bug. That really played a big factor in this game,” Jackson Long (12) said.

The football team may have not won for homecoming, but they are striving to win for their future games.

“Our goal every week is to forget about the past and push for the future. That’s all we have to do, keep striving and keep getting great,” Sparks said.