Football moves on in playoffs following dominant win

Eli McDaniel | social media editor

The WHS football team had an explosive start to the playoffs Thursday evening, defeating the now 0-8 Northern Heights Wildcats 68-0.

Coach Jess Rutledge said the win was another positive step for this year’s team. “We did what we were supposed to do and put the game away early, which is what we told the boys to do. We got everybody on the football team into the game which is awesome and doesn’t always happen so late in the postseason.”

The win marks the first time in school history that the Chargers have won playoff games in consecutive years and with a record of 7-2 in the season, one more victory will tie the school record for a single season.

The team will continue its playoff run Friday evening at Lyndon. “We need to have a great week of practice, come out and pop ‘em in the mouth on Friday,” senior quarterback Cade Oliver said.

“Lyndon is a good football team. They’ve got some big players and some fast, skilled players, but I feel like we match up well with them so we need to have a good week of practice and be ready to play on Friday,” Rutledge said. 

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