The football team defeated St. Genevieve High School 27-21 at homecoming Saturday night, bringing its season record up to 3-5. The team started the game well, with two early touchdowns leading to a 14-0 lead at the half.
That lead didn’t last, however, as St. Genevieve fought back to tie the game at 21-21. On the decisive drive, quarterback Marshall Howe ’21 connected with receiver Jason Thompson ’22 on two separate fourth down conversions. The second conversion scored the game-winning touchdown, although the extra point was unsuccessful. Up by 6, the defense put together one last goal line stand, forcing a turnover on downs.
A team-wide effort
After the game, head coach Ramsey Lambert spread the praise around, crediting the whole team for the victory.
“This was a game where different guys just kept stepping up to make plays when we needed them to: Causing turnovers, making a huge tackle at the goal line to seal the deal, making big catches, throws, our offensive line protecting when we really needed them to. It was just an all around team effort with everyone making plays.”
The homecoming experience
The win capped off the homecoming festivities for the Wolverines. Coaching at his first homecoming at the school, Lambert said the energy of the event helped the team.
“It was a phenomenal atmosphere, our boys really fed off the electricity from the crowd. It was a lot of fun, and it was great to get a win for the seniors in their last homecoming.”
The team will travel to St. Paul High School for a league game on Friday, Oct. 18, at 7:30 p.m.