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Regular Season Wrap Up: Football

posted Nov 5, 2014, 10:53 AM by Carlee Schmelzer   [ updated Nov 6, 2014, 10:45 AM by Unknown user ]
Carlee Schmelzer

Oct. 31, 2014 will forever be remembered at Van Buren High School as the night the Black Knight Football team clinched a play-off spot for the first time ever!Their first tournament game will be away against Lima Central Catholic this Friday at Ohio Northern University. The close of the team’s amazing winning season calls for a regular season wrap-up.

The team finished with an 8-2-0 season that began with their first game at Ottawa Hills where they brought home the win with a score of 48-7. The following Friday, Bluffton was sent home with a loss as the Black Knights triumphed 9-7. The third game ended with our fans
storming the field after an overtime win with a score of 34-28 at McComb High School. The Arlington game, played at home, marked the midpoint of regular season play and our first loose, 0-31. The North Baltimore game brought with it a lot of hype and Twitter debates between rival team members but we beat them at home, 39-21. Our Homecoming Game against Value added another win to the books with a final score of 41-6. The week 7 away game against Leipsic was a blow out ending with a 43-6 win for the Black Knights. The home game against Hopewell-Louden, which was also our Senior Night, honored the 11 seniors well with a 41-6 win over the Chieftains. Week 9’s game against Liberty-Benton we received our second and final loss of the regular season, ending the game with a score of 14-20. Finally, the win that propelled us into our play-off spot a was a 20-0 shutout in below freezing temperatures at Pandora-Gilboa.

When you see one of the football players roaming the halls make sure to give them a pat on the back for a job well done this season. See Mr. Hite during your lunch period for tickets to the play-off game. A spirit bus will be transporting students from Van Buren to Ohio Northern University for the big game for a fee of $12. This money will get you a ride down and back, a ticket into the game and a Black Knights playoff t-shirt. Come support the Black Knights as they make school history!