Can’t Hide Our Irish Pride

Kate LaTour

Football team celebrates Homecoming win

Freezing temperatures, cheering fans, a packed stadium, winning kicks, and Irish spirit, the boys football team experienced all of these at last Friday’s Homecoming football game against the Melrose Dutchmen. “I knew I was going to get a touchdown and that nothing could stop me,” said Senior Benjamin Rielley after a pitch to him resulted in an Irish touchdown.

The team played great at last Friday’s game despite having some difficulties with communication in the first half of the game.  “I feel like we were not at our best in the first half, but we came together as a team after halftime,” said Sophomore Nathan Paumen.

Despite the 40 degree temperatures and devastating wind the boys pulled off an impressive win,  23-14, with a crucial field goal being made by Junior Charlie Bernt. “It was my absolute favorite game of the year. I am so proud of my boys for getting the win,” said Paumen. The boys football team should be very proud after their homecoming win due to the fact Maple Lake has not won a homecoming game in the past three years! 

“Playing Melrose will prepare us for the better competition we will see in the postseason,” said football captain Senior Benjamin Clapp. The boys are spending the next week of practice celebrating their Homecoming success while preparing for their next game. The Irish will use their confidence and team spirit after the Homecoming game to fuel them to take on the Howard Lake Lakers on Friday October 10.