The Greendale Football season starts out strong


Alin Ademi, Section Editor

The Greendale Football team this year is continuing their winning traditions and they have been playing well. The team is currently 5-2 overall and 4-1 in conference. They are third in the Woodland Conference and are competing against strong teams like Grafton and Wisconsin Luthern.

Although the season didn’t start off very strong, Greendale is now getting back into the swing of things. In their first game, they played Badger who is a fairly strong team. The Panthers lost 17-9.”After losing our first game I think it set the mood in everyone’s mind that we are better than that. We should have won that game,”junior Noah Koss said.“The captains and coaches told us right after the game that this was one game and one of our hardest. We need to put it behind us and think about our upcoming schedule.” 

Then in the Homecoming game the Panthers lost to Wisco 45-29. The game was very tough for Greendale, as Wisco ran the ball a lot and they were able to get through and gain yards. 

Junior Gabriel Torres started off the offense great for the Panthers. He ran the ball after the kickoff 65 yards for a touchdown. ”I think towards the end of the game we started stopping the offense constantly and were not letting them get past us. Our offense as well was starting to get into a groove of things,”Koss said.”Our offense was making plays back and forth and kept executing. Our defense just needed to be better than that for us to win it all.”

Last season, the Panthers were 9-0, and the team included great players like alumni Will Vaile, Zach Sherian, Jordan Gruel, and Collin Shuster. While losing these great players, this year’s players have needed to step up to their role.”I would say everyone has stepped up to their role and has filled in great for those guys. If I had to choose specific people I would say my linemen for sure as we were a very senior-heavy line last year,” senior QB Blake Kogelmann said.

Greendale’s most recent game was against Greenfield where they won 14-0. The Panthers played well defensively and were able to stop Greenfield all throughout the game.”We played Great against Greenfield. We played really good defense and were able to stop them all the time,” junior Ali Hammad said.