Football team wins a close game against OPRF

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Lia Reichmann, Kabir Sawlani, Editor-in-Chief, and Abby Stockmal, Editor-in-Chief

On Friday, Sept. 7 the football team faced off against Oak Park-River Forest High School. Both sides defenses were impenetrable. The team was able to come out with a 7-0 win in the lowest scoring game of the season.

During the first half, both teams’ offense had trouble generating momentum, keeping the half scoreless. The football team’s first drive ended 3-in-out, which would be a trend throughout the game.

The game’s only score came in the fourth quarter when Drew Novatney, junior safety, picked off a pass from OPRF quarterback Jaden McGill and returned it 21 yards for a touchdown. Novatney provided the game-winning score with 9:41 left on the clock and the only points of the game.

“[Novatney] is a good athlete, learning a new position and doing a nice job making a lot of adjustments to be a better player,” said Coach Tom Dorrance, defensive back coach.

Both offenses had their struggles by not scoring a single point. The team only crossed the 50-yard line a few times throughout the game. While OPRF had numerous chances to kick field goals, they always went for it on fourth down.

“The first half of the game was pretty uneventful, but the interception and touchdown in the fourth quarter were very exciting,” said Jnaiya Owens, junior. “It made the crowd go crazy and start cheering.”

The football team’s next game will be at Downers Grove North high school at 7:30 p.m on Friday, Sept. 14.

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