Sequoits fight hard against Redskins

On Friday, September 3, the Sequoits faced off against a tough Morris football team. Unfortunately, the game did not end up in their favor, though there was a tough fight.


Jake Pankau

Senior Andy Bowles reaches for a pass in an attempt to make a fourth quarter comeback.

The Antioch Sequoits faced off against the Morris Redskins on Friday, September 3.

Junior quarterback Quade Moll overcame lots of adversity with it only being his second varsity start in his career. The game was over two hours away and the Redskins were a great football team. Despite all of that, Moll threw for over 100 yards and almost brought the team back from 21 points down.

“It was long–almost three hours–so we were definitely tired,” Moll said. “We came out slow, and in a game and environment like that, you have to come out fast.”

Senior running back Adam Pankau, in his second start on varsity, played a key role in the offensive success that the Sequoits had. He held many key blocks that allowed the team to break runs and allow big pass plays. Pankau is a role model on the team that all of the younger players look up to.

“After the first few drives, we picked it up and scored appropriately; obviously we wanted to come back in that game,” Pankau said. “But we couldn’t get the job done. We are just looking forward to next week.”

Sophomore Nick Day, in his second varsity start, rushed for 76 yards, the most rushing yards by a single player in the game. He helped the team come back late in the game to bring hope for a comeback. After coming off the bus and having a slow start, Day was able to switch gears and have a great second half.

“We started off rough, but by halftime, you could tell the energy changed, not only on the sideline but in the stands. That is what helped a spark of improvement,” Day said.

The Sequoits fell short to the Redskins and will face off against the North Chicago Warhawks next week. The team is hopeful to put their team on the winning track and win their first game of the season.