On Friday the 13th, the varsity football team continued their undefeated season by securing another big win.
After beating the number one team in the state, Groves set their expectations high. Defensive end, Logan Flaherty talked about the team’s goal before the game.
“Our intentions were to win. We didn't want to think that they were nothing, so we prepared and expected them to be really good. They weren't amazing, but we did not want to let our guard down to them,” Flaherty said.
As the highest scoring game of the season so far, the Falcons were up 42 to 0 at half time. Going into the third quarter, the team made it their goal to keep Rochester from scoring. Flaherty explained the team's strategy behind maintaining their lead in the second half.
“We kept our foot on their throats,” Flaherty said. “We were up by 42, and we didn't give them a chance to make any good plays.”
Because of injuries on the team, corner-back Jack Woods stepped up to play quarterback for the first time on varsity.
“I was a little nervous at first, but I got used to it after the second play,” Woods said.
While the win was anticipated from the start, the student section didn’t fail to come support. Spring break pervaded the bleachers as Groves students repped their Hawaiian gear. From beach balls to leis, students showed the spirit behind the Hawaiian theme for this game.
This Friday, September 28, Groves plays the 8th ranked team in the state: Oak park. Not having achieved a victory against this team since 2016, Groves must drive to maintain their undefeated status.
“They have beaten us the past couple years but we hope to come out on top this Friday,” Flaherty said.
Come support Groves at Oak Park in your hippie gear as we cheer on the football team.