Sequoits take a tough loss against Wauconda

The Sequoits Football team pose a 24-13 loss against Wauconda.

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Carter Webb

Senior Andy Bowles after outrunning the last defender standing between him and the end zone.

The Antioch Sequoit football team took on the Wauconda Bulldogs on Friday, September 24, in a highly anticipated NLCC matchup. Unfortunately, the Bulldogs came on top with a 24-13 win over the Sequoits.

The Sequoits have failed to come out of the game explosive thus far and have scored most of their points in the second half. Their main goal has been to come off to an early lead and are working hard to execute from start to finish as best as possible.

“We did not execute as we should have and I think we could have played better and won the game,” junior Caleb Nobling said.

The offense failed to convert in the red zone twice during the opening half and was left scoreless until the third quarter. Senior Andy Bowles scored the first points for the Sequoits on a long run and the extra point was converted after sophomore Nick Day kicked it through the uprights.

“Coming out strong at the start of the game is something we need to work on if we want to make it far in the postseason,” junior Payton Holmes said. “We want to have a defense that can regularly have shutouts or allow very little points.”

After the first score for the Sequoits, coach Brian Glashagel opted for an onside kick vfrom junior Ryan Raiman. This momentum carried over as the Sequoits shortly scored again after a desperation throw from junior Quade Moll to junior Joey Neumann on fourth-and-fifteen.

The Sequoits are hopeful to go undefeated for the rest of the regular season, which would bring them into the Illinois High School Association playoffs; they would have to beat Grant, Grayslake Central, Round Lake, and Lakes High School. Starting linebacker Nobling has a knack for winning as he has gone to state for wrestling multiple times and knows what it takes to win. 

“We need to work on aligning correctly, it cost us many big plays and may have lost us the game,” Nobling said. “We need to execute perfectly and play to our best ability, practice during the games at 110% and play during 110%.”

The Antioch Sequoits play the Grant Bulldogs on Friday, October 1, at Grant Community High School. They look to come out victorious and start another winning streak in a hopeful effort to claim the conference title for the sixth year in a row.