Sequoits take down the Knights in their homecoming game

The Sequoits strong run game and defensive play help take down the Knights.


Klaudia Dorado

Junior Nick Day giving the ball to a ref after a run.

The Sequoits took care of business against the undefeated Grayslake North Knights this past Friday. The football team came off of a blowout win against North Chicago the week before and kept up the energy this week. The offense looked unstoppable and the coverage was outstanding. The Sequoits strong rushing game and defense were the big factors in this week’s homecoming game win.

The game was all Sequoits from the beginning. The team put up two touchdowns in the first quarter and the defense was shutting down the Knights offense. At the end of the first half the score was 28-0 from junior Nick Day’s three touchdowns and exceptional defensive coverage. The Sequoits continued to dominate in the second half

ACHS scored three more touchdowns, with two more coming from Day. The defense would tally five turnovers in the game with four interceptions and a fumble recovery. 

Senior Payton Holmes got the only defensive touchdown of the game, recording an interception return for a touchdown. Holmes relied on his instincts to help put points up on the board for his team. 

“When I returned the interception my mind went blank, I just started running,” Holmes said. “When in a situation like that, you don’t think you just do.”

Being in the right headspace and staying focused on the task at hand is very important before playing a game. The momentum was on the Sequoits side the whole time because they came out ready to play.

“Having a good mental state before the game helps lets us keep our head in the game at all times,” senior Caleb Nobiling said. “We were able to run all over the Knights and were able to lock up their passing game.”

The student section environment was rocking for their homecoming game. Students were dressed in a western theme ready to cheer on their Sequoits to a victory.

“The student section is always fun when the offense is scoring,” senior Evan Ringnalda said. “When [sophomore] Martin Cohen scored the long touchdown, everyone was going crazy.”

After the 49-6 win, the Sequoits moved to 3-0 in conference. ACHS plays Wauconda this Friday at home. The Bulldogs beat the Sequoits last year, so it is time for some revenge for ACHS.