SM North varsity football defeats Turner 48-0 in season opener

Varsity squad wins first football game since the 2018 season on Sept. 19 2020

Alexis Kelly
Senior Juan Jones receives a handoff from junior quarterback Isaiah Beck.

Gage Chapman, Writer/Photographer

In their first game of the delayed 2020 season, the SM North football team defeated Turner 48-0. This was the first time North’s varsity football team had won since the end of the 2018 season, and it was the first win for new head coach Andrew Walter. 

“I’m happy we won,” Walter said, “but I also know we have a ton of things we need to improve on.”

Even though the pandemic has made offensive and defensive installations slower, the coaching staff and players have still found a way to make things work. 

“I’m very fortunate to have an amazing coaching staff and helpful administration who helped make it all work out,” Walters said.

Leading the team to their first victory of the season was quarterback, junior Isaiah Beck.

 “We did what we were supposed to do,”  Beck said. “It was great for the team and coach Walter to get an opening game W. I would also say the coaches did a great job making the most of the little time we did have together throughout the summer.”

The team now turns their attention to the Sept. 25 matchup against SM Northwest. 

“Right now we are just focused on winning our next game,” Beck said.

Senior Juan Jones receives a handoff from quarterback, junior Isaiah Beck. “I handed the ball to Juan,” Beck said. “It was executed well by the offensive line.” Jones rushed for a 28-yard run but was just short of scoring. (photo by Alexis Kelly)
Junior Vincent Rolls sits on the sidelines and is looked at by the trainer during the game. (photo by Audrey Caravello )
Manager Chloe Chen extends her arm to give senior Christian Hendrick a drink of water while he is on the bench. Players do not touch shared water bottles in order to assist with disinfecting them between uses. (photo by Audrey Caravello)
SMN football players stand in a line at the end of the game instead of shaking hands with the opposing team. (photo by Alexis Kelly)