Football suffers defeat at the hands of St. Thomas


David Shutts

A Falcon player catches the ball mid-game.

Elliott Crantz, Digital Content Manager

The usually rowdy Kinkaid student section fell silent Friday night after the varsity football team fought hard only to receive a tough loss to St. Thomas.

It was a packed house at St. Thomas’ Eagle Stadium on Friday night, and the players and students from each side were hyped for the game, especially due to the exhilarating match last year, where Kinkaid scored a winning touchdown. Over the years, a non-conference rivalry has been created between Kinkaid and St. Thomas. 

St. Thomas scored an early touchdown, but senior and Notre Dame commit Micah Bell answered back with a touchdown for Kinkaid, tying the game at seven apiece. 

The Eagles scored two touchdowns, bringing the score to 21-7. With only a few minutes left in the second half, the Falcons pushed into the red zone. With less than a minute, Bell scored his second touchdown of the game, reaching to bring the ball across the goal line  as he got tackled. 

St. Thomas scored another touchdown to end the half on a lateral play, bringing the score to 28-14. This touchdown gave the Eagles momentum going into the second half, and the Falcons were not able to make a comeback.

On the bright side, the Falcons defense held St. Thomas to only one touchdown in the second half. Two star players on the Falcon defense were juniors Nico Gomez and George Kugle.

However, due to some injuries and offensive problems, the Falcons struggled to move the ball in the second half and remained scoreless. The final score of the game was 35-14.

This loss brings the football team’s record to 3-3.