Pioneers win homecoming game


Lindsay de Young

The Pioneer football team gets hyped for their homecoming game against the Suring Eagles.

The Pioneer football team had an exciting homecoming win on Friday night, beating the Suring Eagles 20-18. The grand opening of the new Pioneer Stadium drew large crowds with a lot of energy, helping bring the Pioneers to victory. 

Sevastopol’s defense was a crucial part of their victory. Senior defensive lineman Ben Roman led the defense with 15 tackles, followed by Sophomore linebacker Micheal Wautlet with 11. The Pioneers stopped 4 of Suring’s drives and clinched the game with an interception made by Senior tight end Logan Retzlaff

“I immediately knew we won once I caught the interception,” Retzlaff said. This was a must-win game, and it felt pretty good to put it away.”

On the offensive side, the Pioneers kept on shining. Freshman quarterback Logan Schuh ran for 192 yards and threw for 90 yards. Schuh also ran one of the three touchdowns scored and passed the other two to Retzlaff. 

In addition to outstanding performances by the Pioneers, the fan section also brought a lot of energy to the night. 

“It was beneficial that everyone in the stands was hyped up,” Retzlaff said. “If people have a lot of energy in the stands, it transfers down to the people on the field.”

The boys look to add another win to their record tonight against Algoma in Algoma. Kickoff is at 7:00 P.M. Their conference record is currently 3-2.