BVN Vs. Bishop Miege

Eight minutes to halftime, players stand anxiously on the sidelines waiting for the next play.

On Friday, September 6, the varsity BVN football team played against Bishop Miege for one of the first football games of the season and lost the game with the final score being 27-20. The game ended by Bishop Miege running down the clock. Even though they lost, the Mustangs hope to come back stronger for their next games throughout the season. 

Junior Chase Uhlig has hope for the season and is excited to see what the team does. Uhlig has been playing football since his freshman year and plays on both junior varsity and varsity. His goal for the season is to improve overall as a player and help the team hopefully make it to state.

“I think it’s going to be a good season,” Uhlig said. “Considering we lost the first three games last season and still went to state last year, I think there’s definitely hope for the rest of the season.” 

The game started with Bishop Miege scoring and taking the lead. By the second quarter, the Mustangs were still down 20-12. The Mustangs scored two points on the fourth down with only a couple minutes to halftime, making the score 20-14. During fourth quarter, Bishop Miege still kept the lead until the end with the score 27-20. However, the game still had multiple highlights from the Mustangs that showed good potential for future games. 

“The best part of the Bishop Miege game was when we got the safety in their end zone sacked them on the inside to cover the ball for the safety,” Uhlig said. “That was awesome.”

The football games always incorporate a range of creative themes to make the games even more fun for students. The Bishop Miege game had the camo theme. Some other themes include black out, western, hippie, country club, and gold out. Junior Mackenzie Meyer goes to the majority of the games and says one of her favorite aspects of the games are the variety of themes that are often funny and unique. Organizations like St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital make the games more meaningful and fun by including opportunity to support causes like cancer. 

“I would say my favorite theme is the gold out,” Meyer said. “I’m really involved with the St. Jude’s organization, and it’s super fun to see everyone there supporting childhood cancer.”

Many students love football games for the fun, positive atmosphere. Junior Maddie Jones goes to the games often to support the team with her friends. Her favorite part of the games is standing with everyone in the student section because of the excitement that builds up throughout the game.

“I think our school has good spirit because we all just get super excited and everyone dresses out for the games, and keeps up with what’s going on in the game,” Jones said. “It’s also cool that no matter how we’re doing, everyone still has the same excitement throughout the whole game.”

The Mustangs are looking forward to a great season and students are excited to support the team at the games.