Junior Martin Cohen
The Success of the Sequoits
Kate Sheehan
Junior Martin Cohen

The Success of the Sequoits

The Antioch Sequoits are looking to continue putting up lopsided scores despite being on the road against two tough matchups. The Sequoits believe they have what it takes to go undefeated in the regular season.

Antioch Community High School’s football team has had nothing short of success, both offensively and defensively. The Sequoits are entering week five, 4-0, against the Wacounda Bulldogs, 3-1. The offense being led by lighting and thunder duo, junior Martin Cohen and senior Nick Day. The duo has over a thousand yards rushing together. 

“Nick Day, obviously having a great year. And then Martin is having a worldly season so far,” head coach Brian Glashagel said.

Senior Tyler Ingman

Senior captain James Sheehan has already passed for over 450 yards in the start of his final season. The defense has also been holding up their end, only allowing 72 points through the first five weeks. 72 points being the least points scored on a team in the Northern Lake County Conference. The average score of a Sequoit football game is 51- 14, the biggest margin in Illinois. The Sequoit defense being led by senior captains Chris Cook and Ryan Swanson. The Sequoits have put up crooked scores every week and are looking to continue that trend. They are going to have a tough road to the playoffs, being on the road for the next two weeks against the hardest opponents they have yet to face. The coaching staff has identified the Wauconda Bulldogs and Grant Bulldogs as their toughest opponents.

The Sequoits are excited for the upcoming road games. The defense is preparing to have harder matchups and is ready for the challenge that Wauconda and Grant bring. The defense is averagely giving up 14 points per game throughout the first five weeks.

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“Defensively, we’re fast.” Glashagel said. “We hustled to the ball, we double whistle and we’re trying to get as many guys to the ball as we can.” 

In the match-up with Grayslake North, the Sequoits started out very hot. Scoring the first drive, and then sophomore Jack Bucar recovered a fumble on an onside kick by senior Carter Webb. The offense would then go down the field and put a second score on the board by senior Aiden Van Alstine. The offense was firing on all cylinders, dropping another 50-point game, and the defense held the Grayslake North offense to 206 passing yards and only 32 rushing yards.

The ACHS varsity football team

The Sequoit coaching staff and the players are excited for the thrilling match-up this Friday at Wauconda. Wauconda has been the only conference team in the last two years to beat Antioch, both times being a close game.

If the Sequoits are successful in beating the Wauconda Bulldogs, they have guaranteed themselves a playoff game as well. This would be a great start for the Sequoit football team, as they believe they can make a deep playoff run.

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Kate Sheehan, Tom Tom Staff
Kate Sheehan is a sophomore and has been on staff for two years. In her free time, she hangs out with her friends and plays field hockey at ACHS. Sheehan enjoys listening to Morgan Wallen and teen coaching Vikings cheerleading. She is very excited to see what this year brings!

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