Antioch starts off conference season with a win

The Antioch Sequoit football team faced off against the North Chicago Warhawks on Friday, Sept. 10. This was the first in-conference game for the Sequoits and it was a special one for head coach Brian Glashagel.


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Joey Neumann celebrates after catching a touchdown pass, extending the Sequoits’ lead.

Senior captain Andy Bowles was more than excited to get the first win of the year and to start conference play 1-0. In the game on Friday, Bowles rushed for 36 yards on five carries. He also had 27 receiving yards on two catches. Bowles is happy for the team, but still knows how much they can improve over the rest of the year. He believes there is more that the team needs to improve on to be on top of the conference at the end of the season.

“It felt great to finally get one in the win column, especially it being our first in-conference game, which means it was important,” Bowles said. “It also felt great to get coach Glashagel his 100th win.”

Senior Andy Tindell is a role model for the offensive line for the Sequoits. He also believes that the conference is going to be a battle this year and there are many improvements that the team can make by practicing. Even though they outscored North Chicago 42-0, they can still make improvements.

“I’m pretty happy that we are 1-0 in our conference,” Tindell said. “But I’m still hungry; I want to go 2-0 in conference play next week.”

Junior Caleb Nobiling is one of the defense’s best assets. He plays middle linebacker and, even though he is younger than some of the guys, he still is a great leader and brings great energy. Nobiling had multiple tackles on Friday night and many more the week prior.  

The Sequoits look to improve their record to 2-2 next week in a key conference matchup away against the Grayslake North Knights.