By HANNAH ABBATE, reporter
Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018
Saturday afternoon the Warriors drove to North Newton, Kan. for their final game of the season. Their opponent was Bethel College.
The Thrashers were (2-7) going into Saturday’s game, while the Warriors were (4-5).
The loss to Bethel was hard,” said Nathan Jackson, a freshman tight end. “Being the last game of the season, we wanted to go out on a win but we came up short.”
The Warriors scored first at the start of the game. The first quarter was otherwise scoreless as Sterling led 7-0.
The second quarter was the highest scoring quarter of the game. The two teams battled. Sterling put up 20 points while Bethel gained 14.
Going into halftime the Warriors led 27-14.
During the third quarter, the Thrashers held the Warriors scoreless. They score a touchdown of their own and turned a two-point conversion after the touchdown to make it 27-22 Sterling.
In the fourth quarter the Thrashers stayed strong and consistent, scoring another 14 points. The Warriors battled back by scoring 7 points of their own, but it wouldn’t be enough to put them over Bethel. The Thrashers won 36-34.
“I think the offense as a whole did really well; we scored 34 points,” Jackson said. “The defense this year is pretty young and they are still learning and growing as athletes. I think the whole team can improve with the mental part of the game, which is doing the right assignment at the right time.”
With a final record of (4-6) for the Warriors, their season comes to an end.
“We have a lot to learn from this season, said Jackson. “I think that this offseason will go really well for us and we will come back next season ready to fight.”