JV Football Season Wraps Up

Sophia Petrucci, Reporter

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The JV football team ended their season with a game against Nathan Hale on October 17; it was a close match that was ultimately lost 20-19.

Junior varsity’s last scheduled game, intended for October 24 against Eastside Prep, was canceled due to a varsity tiebreaker.

The JV coach, Dominic Salle, was positive about the team’s run, saying the team worked on their goals set out at the beginning of the season, of getting playing time and of learning from experience.

“We had a fun season,” said Salle. “We got a chance for a lot of the guys who don’t get a chance to play on Friday’s to get some valuable game experience, and by the end of the season a lot of our JV starters were playing on varsity.”

There we many highlights to the 2016 season. The coach emphasized the team’s younger members, such as the two freshmen on the team, Connor Stutz and Nathan Prinz, as well as spotlighted Michael Muenzberg who was “automatic on onside kicks” throughout the season. The players shared his enthusiasm.

“My favorite part of the season,” said senior Jon Williams, “was beating Archbishop Murphy. The varsity game was pretty rough, and it just felt good to get that W[in].”

But, win or lose, Salle seems to emphasize that the goals of the team are always the same: play their best and work on their skills, and that the team did.

“We grew a lot as a team,” said sophomore Chris Frost, “and gained a lot of useful experience for the upcoming seasons.”

Several JV players will be moving on to varsity and many of the players from the freshman team will make up JV next year. It’s a constant cycle of players who are learning more and playing for their community.

“Remember that there are games on Mondays,” said Salle. “Come out and support your Braves.”

Their next season starts in late 2017.

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