Football team wins first game of the season

Amelia Scharff

The football team narrowly defeated St. Genevieve High School in their first game of the season Friday at Ted Slavin Field. The Wolverines scored 10 points in the fourth quarter, making the final score 20-19.

Although the Wolverines started the game off slow, trailing 6-3 by the end of the first half, the squad got into their rhythm by the third and fourth quarters, where they scored 17 points. Wide Reciever Jason Thompson ’22 said that the team was really focused on turning things around in the second half.

“It felt amazing to come out of our first game back with a win,” Thompson said. “We fought hard as a team and made some mistakes along the way but everyone stayed locked in. We had a lot of players step up huge and make really big plays which kept everyone under the mindset the game wasn’t over.”

 In the final three minutes of the game, Chronicle Sports Editor Charlie Wang ’21 scored a touchdown for the Wolverines, tying the game. Although the stands seemed emptier than usual due to the limited number of spectators, the game was live-streamed on HWTV, and over 2,600 people tuned in.

This marks a strong start to the season for the Wolverines and for new program head Aaron Huerta who joined the school in December of 2020. Although the Wolverines went 4-6 last season, Thompson hopes this season will be different.

“I think this strong start is great as it allowed for us to have already experienced some adversity as a team very early on,” Thompson said.

The Wolverines will face Salesian High School at home for their next game on March 19.