EHS Football Falls to Reigning State Champion

Loewy Noud, Staff Writer

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Despite their persistent effort, EHS football fell to Christian Brothers College 58-45 in a close game through the half.

The Tigers entered the game expecting tough competition and their expectations were met.

“We were anxious going in but also very excited and confident that we could win,” EHS senior Adam Foster said.

According to the Edwardsville Intelligencer, EHS head coach Matt Martin was aware of the strong points of the rival team.

“That’s a loaded offensive team, and they are loaded across the board,” Mr. Martin said. “They don’t have too many weaknesses on offense.”

Despite the tough competition the Tigers worked to keep a fairly close score up to the half.

Senior quarterback Kendall Abdur-Rahman tied the game 28-28 with a few minutes left in the half, but CBC earned another touchdown shortly after.

CBC forced a punt and made a 19-yard field goal. EHS found themselves down 38-28 at the half.

Abdur-Rahman fought alongside his teammates to finish with four touchdowns and 240 yards total.

The Tigers worked to shorten the lead after a touchdown from Abdur-Rahman and a field goal kick from EHS Senior Brendan Latham. The score was 45-38, with several minutes left in the third.

But the Tigers felt they worked their hardest from start to finish and did not allow their mistakes to alter their mindset.

“Our mentality was to come out and play our hardest together,” senior Norman Harris said. “What really stood out to me was how hard we finished the game without giving in.”

CBC clenched the win after a three-yard touchdown with only nine minutes left in the game.

“Unfortunately we just had a few too many mental errors against a great team,” Foster said. “We will watch film to find the mistakes and then practice hard to fix them and get ready for our next opponent.”

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EHS Football Falls to Reigning State Champion