Football team becomes league champions after victory at Rose Bowl

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Kyle Reims

The Wolverines do dynamic warmups in preparation for their game at the Rose Bowl stadium.

The football team defeated La Salle High School 58-40 at the historic Rose Bowl stadium in Pasadena to become Del Rey League champions Friday. It was an offensive shootout, with both teams breaking the 40 point threshold. 

Wide reciever Jason “JT” Thompson ’22 had five touchdowns, with three coming through the air and two more being kicks returned to the end zone. He finished the game with seven receptions that went for 179 receiving yards.

“It’s definitely one of those games that I’ll always remember,” Thompson said. “It was so much fun to play on such a legendary field and we got a league championship while doing it. It really doesn’t get much better than that.”

Quaterback Henry Wendorf ’23 said he was also excited about the win. His father, Kirk Wendorf, played football for Arizona State University from 1985-1988. His team won the Rose Bowl game in 1987, and Henry Wendorf said playing on the same field as his father was a truly unique experience.

“It was really surreal,” Wendorf said. “Knowing that my dad was playing right on the same turf that we were on tonight was really hard to wrap my head around. Plus, the game couldn’t have ended in a better way, with us bringing home the championship.”

The Wolverines will face Mary Star of the Sea High School as league champions on April 16.