What's next for varsity football?

By Tee Bowles '22
I feel like I have been getting quite repetitive writing these articles, which is a very good thing. The Saints returned to Knowles Field and beat down Woodberry 47-14. However, 14 is the most points the Saints have allowed in one game in their whole season. Every other opponent has scored in single digits or not at all, which is a very impressive feat. 
This Saints offense has been the best it has been in recent years, and quite possibly the past decade, some can argue even more (I haven't been around long enough). Nikkos Kovanes '22 has already had a great season, putting up insane numbers. He returned this weekend and rushed for a whopping 153 yards and added 2 touchdowns. Kovanes is an explosive running back who can burst through a hole quickly. Along with his explosiveness, his smaller height (5'10) makes him harder to see behind the big offensive line.

Even though Kovanes put up 153 yards rushing, QB Joshua Powell '22 still put up 179 yards and 2 touchdowns, both once again caught by Andre Greene Jr. '22. If you haven't been able to go to the games or watch the live streams, make sure you watch the video on this page because Greene is ridiculously good. He can catch literally anything. 
The defense once again was dominant. Captain Trent Hendrick '22 led the defense this time around, recording 2 sacks and a pick-6. Hendrick is a monster at the linebacker position, and delivers big hits, and can fill a hole so well. The team all together recorded 6 sacks and 11 tackles for loss, a huge amount. Hendrick was the leader in both of those categories. 
The Saints move on to next week with their biggest challenge yet, Trinity Episcopal. The Saints and Trinity game has been in talks for a long time, as it is the most anticipated of the season, and could be a state-tourney preview. Trinity can match the Saints on offense and defense, so the Saints need to bring their A-game. I

Everyone reading this article needs to come to the game, Saturday, October 23 at 1 pm on Knowles Field.