Playing second down


Sedro Woolley faces off with Burlington-Edison during the 2015 season.

By Saige Cullup and Cole Newell

Photo By Georgia Gilbert

Sedro-Woolley’s Football team was off to a shaky start, but everyone was still optimistic. The Cubs lost two in a row this September, but the team still believes they can turn it around, and make the playoffs. “We are going to have a pretty big challenge,” said Sophomore Bryson Bartlett, before playing rival, Burlington-Edison. The Cubs lost a tough game against Burlington in September. They fought hard to make a comeback, but the final score was 21-7, and they weren’t able to pull it off. When the Cubs went into Squalicum they were confident but just couldn’t play together during the first half. The team really showed improvement in the second half, but it still wasn’t enough. “The last half of our Squalicum game showed how well we could play, and so I really think that’s what the rest of the season is going to look like,” said Senior Quinn Carpenter. And during the Cubs homecoming game against Blaine, that is exactly what happened. Winning the game by 40 points, everything just clicked for the Cubs on Friday. They played impressively on both sides of the ball. On defense they only gave up one touchdown and a two point conversion late in the game. On offense they seemed unstoppable, whether it was throwing the ball or running it. Blaine just did not have a chance against The Cubs. The Cubs improved to 3-2 overall with their win over Blaine. After two tough losses in September the Cubs needed to get back on track. “Intensity. We need to be more intense to win more games,” said Junior Noah Stroosma. And that’s exactly what they need to do to turn around the rest of the season and reach their goal for playoffs