The Endpoint: Indians Football


Thomas Eck

The final month of the football season witnessed a range of emotions for the Indians. After enduring some struggles in the second half of the season playing some very physical and talented two 6A schools, the football squad looked to build some momentum toward the post-season.  Something no one would ever say about this Indians football team is that they would quit. Regardless of the score – they would play for the love of the game each and every down.

After a hard fought 7-0 loss to a good Benet Academy team, they looked to face Marian in their final week of regular season play. The game was at Marian and the Indians were looking for a spark to start their post-season. They did just that- winning an overtime thriller over the Marian Knights as the Indians put a 6 year losing streak to an end.

Coach Downey talked to the players about how such a hard season against some huge teams and they had some heart breakers and if they did not have to fight that adversity through the year maybe this Marian win wouldn’t have happened and if it did it would not feel as good as it did for the boys that night. Once sectional play started the Indians pummeled the Rockies. For more on that win check out my story on it! After that win they looked to face Northwood and with some fight and fire in their hearts the seniors looked to take their team to the sectional championship but the guys fell short to Northwood and the seniors of 2022 seasons came to an end.

The football team wants to thanks to Jack Aronowski, Quinn Boyer, Dominic Cremers, Hunter Dawson, Kyle Fortener, Austin Futa, Charlie Haig, Lukas Hair, Elijah Keultjes, Liam Lamont, Holden Laudemann, Carson LeGault, Daeh McCullough, Antonio Morrell, Joe Piontek, Josh Sniadecki, Gavin Sparke, Sam Sparks, and finally Cedric Suggs for their hard work through the season leading the underclassmen and making the Coaches proud. The team is already working in the weight room and playing other sports. They are going to come back with vengeance and fire and as Saint Joe Football always does: they will never ever quit.