An Intense Game Leads to a Win for Eagles’ Football


Khalia Butler, Co-Sports Editor

On Saturday, October 11th The Norristown varsity football team battled the Council Rock Indians at Norristown’s first home game. Norristown defeated the Indians by 1 point in an intense overtime game.

In the first quarter the score was 19 to 7 with the Indians running the game. Desmond Gorski, the Eagles’ qurterback during the first quarter was replaced by Khalif Sinclair in the second quarter.   That’s when the Eagles really started to move and the wind of the game changed.

At the end of the fourth quarter both teams were tied 36 to 36, which sent them into overtime.  In a play, with much influence from the teams’ senior players, Coach Powell gave the go-ahead for a two-point conversion and it worked! The Eagles won 44 to 43.

After the game Sinclair said, “I just try to stay confident because if you’re not confident, that’s when you make mistakes.”  Giving credit to the skills of the other players on the team, Sinclair refected, “Overall I just trust my team, I also listen to my team and that’s all that matters.”

The varsity football players didn’t win by much, but that didn’t matter to them.  What mattered is the fact that they didn’t give up and went on to take the victory.

So far this season the Eagles are 3 and 3.  Hopefully they will continue winning and make it to the playoffs. The Norristown varsity football players will battle CB East this Saturday, October 17th during the “Cancer Awareness Game” on their home turf.