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SMS 7th Grade Football fights thru rain

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The 7th-grade football team played against Bermudian Springs at Susquehannock’s home stadium on Wednesday, September 30.

Brad Holtzapple,  head coach for the Warriors, felt confident prior to the game.  

 “ I’d like to predict a winning game for our team,” said Holtzapple, during pre-game warm-ups.

Logan Snyder, Class of 2020, chimed in, “We’re going to win!”

The earlier storm and the present light shower was presumed to be a nuisance to the athletes. Snyder said, ““The ball might be a little slippery and be hard to grip.”

However, the Warriors had prepared for this scenario.

“We practice when it’s raining. We practice in the sunshine. We don’t practice if it’s thundering and lightning.There’s two teams out there playing football; they both got the same weather, so it’s going to affect them as much as it is us,” said Holtzapple.



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The Warriors score a touchdown. Photo by Josia Tourville


Despite preparations for the weather, the game did not go as hoped for.

At the end of the 1st quarter, Bermudian Springs was up  after two touchdowns and two field goals. The second quarter Bermudian Springs had scored another touchdown and a two-point conversion. After halftime, the Warriors scored a touchdown and two field goals. Still, Bermudian got yet another touchdown, ending the third quarter at 8-30, Springs. Finally, the game ended after a very calm fourth quarter with a score of 8-30, Bermudian Springs.


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The Warriors huddle during halftime. Photo by: Josia Tourville

Coach let the team know that “ Every game is a challenge… and [there are] things that we need to improve on.”



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The final score of the game was projected on the scoreboard. Photo by: Josia Tourville

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SMS 7th Grade Football fights thru rain