Spring-Ford Shakes Up Football Team at Homecoming Game


Michelle Cwikla

Junior Ethan Himes, senior Chris Berry, and senior Hunter Vogels salute the crowd following a tough 52-0 loss to Spring-Ford Homecoming night.

Around 6:30 p.m on Friday night, Oct. 14, the lights flicked on for the final home game of the season, the stands were filled with the booming crowd of the Bear Den student section — and players and parents began to get emotional at the thought of no more football.

The day before the big Homecoming game against the Spring-Ford Rams, who have always been a tough rival of the Bears, senior defensive end Pat Ricci said, “We’re nervous, but we’re gonna keep our heads up and power through regardless of the outcome.”

Unfortunately, the outcome was a 52-0 loss.

On the kickoff, the Bears made a great stop on the opponent’s 20 yard line, exciting the crowd. The first play after the kickoff, however, which took about 15 seconds, resulted in a 60-plus yard touchdown for the Rams.

As the game went on, the Rams continued to pulverize the Bears.

Senior Eddie Wagner said the Rams just came on too strongly and too quickly, so the team lost morale and was never able to recover.

However, he is trying to be positive about the rest of the season.

“We still have another game or two, and we’ll give it our all like we always have.”

Despite the tough loss, senior wide receiver Chris Berry was also positive about the season overall.

“I love football, it’s beneficial to your character and to your health,” he said after the game. “I’ll always be a Bear.”


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