Two in one

The varsity football team played one game split into two different days.


Faith Carter

Sophomore Jacob Taylor walks off the field after the Spartans loss to Francis Howell on Sept. 14. The previous week the team’s game against O’Fallon Township had to be played on two different days due to bad weather.

Suzeann Thomas, Staff reporter

On Sept. 7-8 the varsity football team played O’Fallon Township at their field on Friday and at Belleville West on Saturday. The Spartans lost this two-parter game to O’Fallon Township, 37-20. The reason behind the two different locations was the rain and lighting that occurred. Senior Cameron Hatten believes that the stopping and starting affected the Spartans playing.

“We were up, we had them beat, it was like 12-0, and we had to end the game because of lighting; it kind of gave them overnight [to] study about us,” Hatten said.

To the football players, the game was not only split into two different days, but they also said it felt like two totally different games.  

“The atmosphere changed because there was like nobody there,” Hatten said.

The atmosphere is very important to a successful game; of course, the players do the most work, but it helps when the team knows that their friends are cheering them on in the stands, which was not present for the second half of the game on Saturday. Without the extra support and encouragement, the Spartans had to, and did, keep a positive attitude and stay focused on the game.

Hatten is confident with his team and all they can and will accomplish, even when things get difficult.