The Sequoits Trump Tremper

Antioch tops the Trojans for third year with an impressive score of 41-12 to secure their first win of the season.


Jessica Nettgen

Quarterback senior Branden Gallimore runs the ball towards the end zone in the Sequoits’ 41-12 victory. “There were a few mistakes here and there but overall it was a good performance by the team,” senior captain Joe Karolewicz said.

The Antioch Sequoits football team played their first game of the season last night, taking on the Tremper Trojans and ultimately winning with a score of 41-12. The Sequoits combined for five touchdowns while holding the Trojans to only two.

The Sequoits jumped on the Trojans early with junior Benjamin Nauman running in the first touchdown of the game with 8:36 still left in the first quarter. Quarterback Branden Gallimore found senior Steven Baum not long after, pushing the score to 12-0 in favor of the Sequoits after the first quarter.

The second quarter brought more of a challenge for the Sequoits with the Trojans controlling a lot of the offense due to turnovers and penalties.

“There were several small mistakes, but that’s typical for the first game of the year and everyone being on edge,” senior offensive tackle Julius Catalan said.

Though the Trojans managed to score a touchdown of their own, the Sequoits regained control of the game using a block by senior Andrew Hare, keeping the Trojans from scoring an extra point. A long run by London put the Sequoits in a promising first down position and another run by Gallimore put the Sequoits within the five yard line. Senior Drew Porter ran the final few yards to make the score 21-6 at the end of the second.

After a relatively slow third quarter with only one touchdown scored by the Trojans, the Sequoits entered the fourth quarter leading 21-12.

A dominating fourth quarter with touchdowns from Nauman, Gallimore and senior Hunter Price further secured Antioch’s first win of the season, ending the game with a final score of 41-12.

“Half of the teams in Illinois aren’t 1-0,” senior captain Joe Karolewicz said. “But we are. Overall, it’s the best way to start our season.”

The Sequoits look to clean up some of their mental mistakes and get their second win against Woodstock North at home next Friday night.


(All pictures were taken by Jessica Nettgen)