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Members of the team stampedes towards their competitors.

Members of the team stampedes towards their competitors.

Erin Carley

Erin Carley

Members of the team stampedes towards their competitors.

Football conquers West Bend East

The boys of fall have done it yet again. On Friday, Sept. 8, the football team defeated their competitors from West Bend East, with a score of 32-3.

Right off the bat on their home turf, the mighty Highlanders gained an eight point lead from a touchdown by Bradley Woldt, senior running back, and a two-point conversion. After a touchdown pass to Matthew Hartlieb, senior wide receiver, and an extra point by Ben Price, senior kicker, the boys finished the first half with a lead of 15-3.

Half-time brought performances by the marching band, dance team and the student section singing Party In the USA, by Miley Cyrus. The section was decked out in red, white and blue, and cheered their hearts out every chance they got.

“Performing at the football games is one of my favorite things about being in band. It’s so much fun,” Lily Zall, senior color guard captain, said.

“I always have a really fun time cheering on the football team. Our student section is one of the best I’ve ever seen, which makes it even more enjoyable and we really encourage the football players too,” Frankie La Londe, senior, said.

Come the second half, a field goal and two more touchdowns by Woldt and Brady Bartz, senior running back, were made, advancing the team to the final score.

“Regardless of the score, West Bend East was easily the toughest opponent we have faced so far; however, our level of focus going into our first week of school, along with the increase in development of our team chemistry, helped us to play to the best of our ability. There is always room for improvement as we get ready for Bay week,” Ali Rahman, senior linebacker, said.

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