Football Season Recap

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Conner McFarlane, Editor

The Evergreens season came to end last friday after a playoff loss against the #1 seeded Kimberly Papermakers 40-0 in the first round of the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association playoffs.

The team ended the season with an overall 5-4 record, and a 3-3 record in conference, which was enough to qualify them for the playoffs. Had a couple late games gone the Evergreens way, including against Chippewa Falls and Stevens Point, the season could’ve ended a lot differently.

“I think our team was a lot better than our record showed,” said starting junior offensive lineman Brett Kay, “We were a really talented group of guys, and I feel we could’ve taken the season a lot farther than where it ended.” 

This season was dictated by a lot of injuries throughout the year, as they lost multiple key starters. Senior tight end Colton Hall tore his ACL, ending his season, senior running back Logan Bentz tore his ACL, senior defensive lineman Kaden Kretlow broke his leg, and senior quarterback Beau Svoke broke his leg, but was able to return later on in the year. 

But when players go down, that means another player needs to step up, and junior quarterback Jack Bobinski embraced that ‘next man up’ mentality. When Svoke went down early in the Appleton West game, Bobinski knew he was up for the challenge.

“Coming out of the Appleton West game and learning about being the new starter had me excited and nervous. I felt like there was some pressure on me and had me nervous as the game was a must win against Marshfield,” said Bobinski, “I knew being a junior with minimal experience and coming into big conference games would be tough, but I saw it as a good challenge for myself.”

Despite all the injuries, the Evergreens beat a good Marshfield team and took down Hortonville late in the season to qualify them for the playoffs. 

“One big positive take away from the season is how well we stuck together throughout. I feel like we did a great job always keeping a ‘positive mental attitude’ in order to stay on the same page even when things didn’t always go our way,” later mentioned Kay.