Antioch Sequoits shutout Grant Bulldogs

Antioch Sequoits crush Grant Bulldogs 44-0 after their loss against Wauconda last Friday.

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Jake Pankau

Sophomore Nick Day scoring a touchdown in the fourth quarter, extending the Sequoit’s lead.

After a tough loss against the Wauconda Bulldogs last Friday, Sept. 24, the Sequoit football team pushed forward to beat the Grant Bulldogs, 44-0. Their previous loss was the motivation the Sequoits needed to work harder for a comeback.

“The loss against Wauconda was a real wake-up call for the seniors and it made us work harder for Grant,” senior Leo Reband said. 

Junior Aiden Lennon scored a touchdown in the first quarter, starting the game off on a high note.  

“We stayed positive and did not take our foot off the gas,” Lennon said. “After last Friday’s close game against Wauconda, we all had a chip on our shoulders. We knew what we needed to do and we took care of business.” 

Sophomore Nick Day scored a touchdown on a four-yard rush, Antioch led 14-0 with 5:45 left in the half. A contested catch by junior Joey Neumann inside the one-yard line with 39 seconds left in the half, followed by a touchdown from Lennon, allowed Antioch to lead 22-0 at the end of the half.

“We worked on focusing on our worse assets and making them our best,” Day said. “Our communication did a lot to change the game flow; it always feels amazing going to another school and winning on their field.” 

At the start of the third quarter,  Lennon scored an 11-yard touchdown followed by a two-point conversion by Neumann. Day scored a 45-yard touchdown followed by a two-point conversion by Andy Bowles with 38-0 being the score at the end of the third quarter.

“I think we played well, but there’s always room for improvement,” Lennon said.

“I’m happy with how I played but even happier with how the team came together and played,” Day said.

In the future, the Antioch Sequoits hope to maintain their communication on the field and start the game at full speed, along with starting a new winning streak.