Colts Crush North at First Game of Season
September 28, 2017
Senior Arthur Green has been working towards this moment since the past years season ended, Friday night lights gleaming in his eyes. The moment has come where Central would step up to the field and compete against one of their biggest rivals, the Parkway North Vikings. This took place on August 18, 2017 at 7 p.m.; the first week of school quickly spiraled to an end. Central prepared for a fight.
One of the most important players on the field, the wide receiver. Green had a lot of pressure raining down on him as this was a game that was going to be a tenacious one to win. Football is one of the most important things to Arthur, it was a huge part of his past as he has been playing for eight years now.
An even bigger part of his future; hopeful he’s going to play, football is going to help him further his education and play on a higher college level team. But all of this isn’t on his mind as he had a big game to think about.
“I knew if they went out there and played how we can play and stay focused, that we could win,” Green said.
A lot of the team had trained and worked together for a few years already, it was going to be tough with the newcomers. They had been giving all their effort preparing for this game, as North was one of the top ranked teams of the year.
Head Coach Mark Goldenberg who is going on his twenty seventh year now, 15th year as head coach, was ecstatic to see how the team did.
“I like the work the team has put in to prepare and we were excited to see how well we would do against North since they were a ranked team to start the season,” Goldenberg said. Varsity boys football had been practicing since tryouts in July. The weeks of hard work definitely paid off on the field.
The game got ready to start, students and other Central fans filled up in the bleachers; players got ready to give it their all out on the field. They knew the entire school would be watching. Colts in black. The event would be a total “blackout” as it was the theme of the night.
The cheerleaders grabbed their poms and were ready to cheer along our team for (hopefully) a success. The game started 12 minutes on the clock, players were in position, ready to compete.
The crowd cheered “I believe that we will win!” But then everyone went silent when they heard the referee blow the whistle and the game begins.
Central got possession of the football and dominated on the field. Green grabbed the ball and sprinted the 100 yards all the way to the end line, no one stood in his way. Everyone was cheering, the crowd and players filled with joy as central took the lead.
Last but not least the students in the stands. Everyone was rapturous when they saw Central take the lead!,
“It was so fun to have all my friends there and to be cheering our team on,” freshman Emily Lander said.
Everyone else enjoyed cheering, watching the game, and just hanging out with their friends on this breathtaking night of football.
The team battled it out the whole game, giving it all their effort. They soon learned the weeks of practice paid off on the field.
The game ended at a whopping score of 20-7 Central took a win at the first home game of the year.
“They did amazing! I was so happy they beat north!” Junior and varsity cheerleader Mollie Weinberg said.
Central fans headed home knowing we dominated that game against the Vikings.
“Defense and special teams did extremely well” Goldenberg said.
We knew from this moment forward, this would be a good football season and year we will never forget for the Colts. With only three games left in the season, are on track for a winning season.
The Colts take on the Jennings Warriors on September 28, at 7 p.m., located at Jennings High School.