Football team goes on historic run

Isaiah Davis, Staff writer

The historic St. Joseph Charger football season has come to an end. The last regular season game was October 21 and the Chargers then turned their focus on the playoffs.

In the last three games of the regular season, the Chargers went 2-1, to the end season with a 7-2 record. This is the best record in St. Joseph history and will be a stepping stone for next season. There were 14 seniors who contributed to the turnaround of the program this year.

“We stuck with it,” said senior Linebacker/Running Back Guylon Moore. “All four years we stuck with it, they told us we were a special group, but we didn’t believe it until this year. As a senior class, I believe we left a great legacy.”

Even though the team will be young and with a senior class of 7 players, they still have their eyes on the prize. They plan to do better than the class of 2017 and leave their own legacy, but this time with a state championship,

“We have the talent to do so”, said junior Zack Ford. “We want to continue their legacy, but make our own by winning a state championship. We saw what we could do this previous season, now we wish to take it all the way.”

The Chargers have a lot to be proud of. They were the first ever CCL Red Conference Champions and the first ever playoff team, breaking school records and IHSA State Records. One in particular, was a sack record, by Kris Reid, who was CCL Red Division Defensive Player of the Year.

Reid broke the IHSA state sack game record. Kris record 6.5 sacks with a 40-30 win, over Leo Catholic High School. The previous record was 6 sacks, recorded by Aaron Marshall in 1992. No one since then, has come close to breaking the record.

“It’s special to be in the IHSA state record books,” said Reid. “To be in the record books with many of the top Defensive Linemen, is an accomplishment. I’m just glad I’m one of the people to join them in this category and leave my legacy with it.”

On the offensive side of the ball, Armone Elem was named CCL Red Offensive Player of the Year.

Unfortunately for the Chargers, their season ended with a 40-13 loss to Peru-St. Bede on Oct. 29. (See story under sports link).