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Two weeks into the post-season and the St. Paul Flyers football team is still going strong. In week 11, the Flyers beat the Southington Chalkers with a score of 55-7, advancing the boys to Orrville where they played Wellsville. Unlikely to happen this far into playoffs, the Flyers shutout the tigers with a final score of 24-0. Now they head off to regional finals in Medina, where they will face the No. 1 team in their region, Berlin Center Western Reserve. If the team can come out on top with the win, they will be heading to state final four. The Flyers are in the playoffs for the fifteenth year since 1995, and are very excited about whats to come. Kyle Rospert says that the excitement is hard to contain. He is so proud that he can be apart of a team that can make it this far. It has been such a fun run, we hope to keep it going!
Without cheerleaders, what would a game of St. Paul football be like? Who would get the crowd going? Who would get the student section pumped up? The cheerleaders are the heart of all the cheering that goes on at the games. Senior cheerleader Maggie Simon says that there is so much more to cheerleading than just cheering. You build such strong friendships during cheer season. Maggie says that is the best part about being a cheerleader. “You’re with each other all the time. The practices and the sleepovers are always fun,” she added.
The St. Paul Flyers defeated the Western Reserve Rough Riders 49-7 on September 28. This was the first time the Flyers defeated the Rough Riders in three years. St. Paul, led by Coach John Livengood, had a very strong offensive running game. Their running game has always had success, which was shown against the Riders. St. Paul definitely had some big revenge to get. In the 2012-2013 season, the Flyers had to share the conference title with the Rough Riders.
The St. Paul Flyers and the Western Reserve Rough Riders are a big rivalry game every year. The Riders usually have more players on their football team because they are a bigger school, but St. Paul has always been known for their toughness and their ability to not give up.
Everyone was ready for this much anticipated game with the Flyers taking on the Huron Tigers at Kalahari Field, but the game did not go as the Flyers would have liked. The final score was 48-21 as the Tigers took advantage of Flyer turnovers to take an early lead that the Flyers were not able to overcome. The Flyers, however, did a great job on Tiger standout and Division 1 football recruit Cody Thompson, holding him to about 25 yards rushing. Therefore, the other players on the Tiger roster had to step up, and they surely did. The Tigers took a 7-0 lead on the first play from scrimmage, as Spencer Maddox sprinted 80 yards for a touchdown. On the Flyers second series, they tied the game at 7-7. It was downhill for St. Paul from there. The game was 28-7 at halftime and the Flyers just could not overcome that deficit. Coach John Livengood was not happy with the final score, although he thought his kids played very hard.
The St. Paul Flyers defeated the Tiffin Calvert Senecas in an extremely close game. The Flyers won 21-14 in overtime. There was no score at the end of the first half. I got an interception and returned it thirty yards to Tiffin’s fifteen yard line to start off the second half. This lead to Jesse Gross scoring the first touchdown of the game. Wes Fritz also had a long touchdown catch from Scottie Slauterbeck. We dropped several interceptions on defense which lead to them scoring to take the game into overtime. We scored in overtime but Calvert did not. If they would have scored a touchdown, we would have went into double overtime. After the game, Coach Livengood told us that he could not be more proud of us. He also said he has never seen a team play so hard.
St. Paul sports are insane. The football team is predicted by Fandy to win it all and when I mean it all I mean STATE. Football has a pretty tough schedule this year which includes Tiffin Calvert, Huron, Western Reserve and their biggest rival and most trash talk week is the last regular season game every year and that is Monroeville Eagles. This year's volleyball team is also supposed to be one of the best in their division. Their games will be just as tough as the football teams with games against Monroeville and Findlay and the Convoy Crestview Tournament. But you can't forget about our cross country and golf teams who also are competitive. Our golf team will be competing as one of the best teams in Division 4 and our cross country team will be running their butts off all over, from the John Speer Invite to the most rugged track around in Plymouth.
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