The Sequoits Come Back in Black

The Antioch Sequoits dominate over the Grant Bulldogs in this year's Homecoming game.

Andrew Pimpo and Nate Kordus


Clay Vesser

Junior and starting running back Griffin Hill gets ready to run the ball.

Chris Bedolla, Tom Tom Staff

On the night of Friday, Sept. 26, the Antioch Community High School Sequoits took on the Grant Bulldogs for the Homecoming game. ACHS defeated Grant with a score of 37-12. It was a very special night since the Sequoits decided to bring back the black jerseys that have not been used since competing in the semi-finals back in 2008.

ACHS social studies teacher and Head Varsity Football coach Brian Glashagel said, “It was great. The atmosphere throughout the entire game was electric. We got on Grant quickly and never let up. Loved it. We talk about a state championship all of time. Why not us?”

“I think the game went pretty well and I think we did a good job of showing where we are in the conference,” said junior and starting running back Griffin Hill. “We are undefeated in the playoffs right now and in a winning streak. I plan on not ruining it anytime soon.”

Many are very excited about how the Sequoits are playing this season and feel that the team has all the necessary weapons to make it to state this year.

“We are playing great in all three phases of the game right now. Ben Gutke started off the game with a record 45 yard field goal and is doing a great job in the kicking game. Alan Taylor and Griffin Hill are becoming a potent one, two punch running the ball. Add in Jake Lanahan, Weston Fox and Nick Andre to the mix and Danny Meade has a lot of weapons to work with. Defensively, we are playing really fast and have a pack mentality,” said Glashagel.

Come watch the Antioch Sequoits as they take on Mundelein Mustangs on Thursday, Oct. 2.