Season of growth comes to an end


Natalie Palarz

The Lemont Football team during their playoff game against Glenwood.

Nathan Evers, Staff Writer

The football team lost their game to Glenwood 24-21 which signaled the end of the season for the team, a year which the team grew mentally.

The team began the year with two losses in a row at the start of the season, the first against Batavia 21-15 and the second Rich Central 22- 21 only losing by one point that game.

Senior Nick Stricker gave his thoughts on that particular game. “The game got rained out so we came in on Saturday and we were not prepared for a team that was gonna fight like that.” Stricker said,  “That game had the most mistakes we have ever made in a game, there were some questionable calls by the refs and we were much more highly rated.” He said, “We have grown mentally after that and we then hit our stride.”  

That they did, winning five of the seven games that were held afterwards. They won against Thornton North 41-7, Tinley Park 10-3, Bremen 53-6, Thornton South  28-15, and Oak Forest 47-0. Only losing to Hillcrest 27-7 and Richards 33-3. Out of those seven games Stricker gave some light of his favorite game of the season. “Probably TF South, Senior Night, not knowing if that would be your last time playing on that field again was emotional but awesome.”

Stricker gave his final thoughts on the season and on the future of the team. “There are a ton of juniors with experience, both the lines offensive and defensive line will have a lot of experience they are going to be insane,” said Stricker. “We had a rough season this year, but I’m glad we could continue the legacy by making it to the playoffs and had a good time with all the brothers doing so.”