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Fall sports at Northwest wrap up

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Every sport has its season, and for the fall sports at Northwest, that season is coming to an end. All of the teams gave it their all this year and each of the players put in the effort to push their teams to better places.

The varsity football team ended their season this year with a record of 3-8. While this record may not be the best, the Vikings still had minor victories that helped advance the program such as overcoming Northern for a second time in school history despite being plagued with injuries throughout the season.

“I’m proud of how the team pushed through all the adversity, especially with a coaching change ad lot of injuries throughout the year,” junior linebacker Jacob Scheponik said. “Overall it was a difficult season. We need to use this season as motivation for next year.”

The varsity soccer team has had a great season this year, making playoffs and currently having a record of 20-2-1, and tied for all-time highest number of wins in the soccer program. So far in the playoff bracket, they have defeated Lake Norman 4-0 and next match up against Reagan at home on Wednesday, November 8. This season has been one of the best in school history and the Vikings have an opportunity to go far in the state championship.

“Compared to last year, our team is not only better but more connected as a whole,” varsity player and junior Gage Pickford said. “This year we are more driven and each player on the team has given it their all to secure win after win.”

The cross country teams this year have had a decent season; however, injuries and a new coach have been hurdles for the team to conquer. This year the Vikings acquired assistant coach Anne Popek, after Thomas Soth left to pursue a teaching position at Chapel Hill High School. Additionally, some top runners have been facing injuries this season such as Nolan Carr experiencing stress fractures and Rebecca Keefer dealing with shin splints. At the conference meet, both the girls and boys came in second place.

“We had a good season this year,” sophomore runner Jimmy Lee Brown said. “We could have done better but everyone tried their best during practice and in the races.”

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