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Varsity football defeats Gardner Edgerton on Oct. 10, 2014

Blood, sweat, and tears describes the field of the DAC the evening of Friday, Oct. 11. Varsity football captured their first win of the season while snapping a 20 game losing streak. After a close first half, the boys were able to separate themselves from Gardner Edgerton resulting in a 31-15 victory.

The Mustangs have played many close games this season, but the game last night finally resulted in a exhilarating W. It was also senior night, and after the game clock struck zero, the fans stormed the field. The victory was a joint effort by the entire team. Besides the offensive success, North gained possession on two momentum changing interceptions.

“Honestly it was a team effort. If it wasn’t for the linebackers and the defensive line, I don’t think I would’ve caught that pick. We came together as a family tonight,” junior Alex Blake said.

Blake also connected with junior quarterback Joey Dolan numerous times throughout the game.

“Joey and I are best friends in the classroom, so we have a lot of chemistry,” Blake said.

After the game, emotions ran high on the field. Players were crying, fans were screaming, and parents were celebrating. The team has started to finally believe in itself as a unit.

“We’ve been practicing hard all week. It was mainly us finally believing in ourselves,” junior Cooper Lantefield said. “The locker room  was indescribable; everyone was hype.”

Excitement for the rest of the season has reached another level. The Mustangs will play Shawnee Mission West, Shawnee Mission Northwest, and Shawnee Mission South. The verdicts of these games will determine whether the Mustangs will make a run for state.

“We’re just going to get better each day and pop some more wins out,” junior captain Carter Howes said.

 

Jacob Goldman, Online Editor