Antioch Wins Back to Back Conference Championships

Antioch Community High School ends undefeated regular season as Northern Lake County Conference champions for a second consecutive year.


Eleni Sakas

Coach Glashagel raises the NLCC Champions plaque to celebrate with the team.

The Sequoits are back at it again with a remarkable conference victory on Friday, October 20. Antioch faced Grayslake North High School and snatched a victory against the Knights with a final score of 14-7.

The first quarter brought some challenges for the Sequoits, such as interceptions and multiple false starts. The largest challenge being a pick 6 from Grayslake North’s tight end and middle linebacker Zack Carter.

The second quarter looked promising with Antioch’s senior fullback Hunter Price securing a touchdown in the end zone, but the Knights pushed back and blocked the Sequoits attempt at the extra point, making the score 7-6, Grayslake North at halftime.

Interceptions were a key factor in the game, and Antioch used them to their advantage. Senior safety Andrew Hare had an astonishing second quarter interception with 1 minute left.

Senior defensive back Nico Chiappetta followed in Hare’s footsteps and caught a game-changing interception in the beginning of the third quarter, giving the Sequoits the motivation they needed to focus on the game.

However, senior defensive lineman Griffin Hackoleoer had to be escorted off the field due to an injury with a score of 7-6, Knights in the third quarter. Junior running back Ben Nauman brought Antioch’s spirits back up with a touchdown and a two-point conversion, making the score 14-7, Sequoits with 11 seconds left in the third quarter.  

The fourth quarter showed an equal struggle with both teams trying to score before the other. Junior outside linebacker Chase Becker had an impressive sack with 2 minutes left in the game.

Come support your Sequoits as they compete in the playoffs in the next upcoming weeks.