Stepping Stones to State

Storm football players share their insight on the season as they prepare for playoffs

This past Friday, October 22nd, the Storm racked up another win against the Lincoln Southeast Knights, bringing their regular season record to 8-1. This solidified their place in the playoffs, which will begin with a game against Kearney on the 29th. The team has worked together this season and persevered through many obstacles and injuries. “The game we played against Southeast was a great overall team performance and we had many players step up and fill roles for injured players. I haven’t played running back since last year but the opportunity arose and I made the most of it. The game served as a stepping stone into the playoffs and to our ultimate goal of winning the state championship. Roll Storm!, says senior Jacob Walter. Many players have been stepping up to new roles on the team and filling in where needed as the Storm preps for playoffs. “I think this season is going really well. For the playoffs, we are preparing like we always do. Everyone on the team knows we have some unfinished business from last year, so as a team we are locked in and ready to beat every team in front of us,” says senior Carsen Crouch. The team is grateful for the opportunity this year to play together and have a regular season. They continuously push themselves and each other and have brought the student section’s school spirit to a level like never before. “This season has been such a blessing and I’m so thankful to be a part of this team. For the playoffs, we are preparing just like any other week, by working hard in practice and focusing on taking one week at a time,” says senior Will Skradis. As the boys head into the peak of the season, practices are rigorous and focused on their goal of a state title. “The season went great. We may have lost to Millard South this season but that is really what put us into gear and made us win the rest. For the playoffs, the team is gonna practice harder than ever before,” says senior Cole Pietig. The team is devoted to winning one game at a time through teamwork, grit, and tenacity and the students of the Storm Cell are ready to bring the heat.