Sequoit Football Finishes with North Chicago

The Antioch football program dominates their conference and is now preparing for their first playoff game.

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The Sequoit football team is ready to play as the ball is snapped.

Antioch Sequoit football team finished with a perfect 9-0 season after winning against North Chicago High School 58-12. This final regular season game marks the third consecutive year that the Antioch football team has taken home the conference championship.

Senior free safety Elias Vanderwagen felt very confident about the game and was happy with how the offense and defense performed. He is now preparing for their next game, which could make or break the rest of his last year at Antioch.

“The teams that are left are quality teams so [I] expect a dogfight from the opening kick to the final whistle,” Vanderwagen said.

Junior inside linebacker Jackson DeVaughn was overall pleased with how the team worked together and communicated during Friday’s game. 

“I feel our team needs to improve on a lot of things, as we can always get better, such as alignment and assignment on the field,” DeVaughn said.

With intense practices and continual hard work, he feels that Antioch football will be successful in their upcoming games.

Sophomore safety Joseph Mentone is nervous as the playoffs approach and believes that once they receive their first-round win, everything will come together. As for right now, he is focusing on one game at a time.

“I think that the game went exactly how we thought it was going to but we watched game film all week, so we knew what intensity they were going to come with,” Mentone said.

The Sequoits continue to represent Antioch Community High School with their intensity on the field as they leave the regular season behind going 9-0 once again. They will play next week on October 27, against Reavis High School for the first round of the playoffs at 1 p.m. on the Sequoits turf.