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The Evanstonian

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The Evanstonian

The news site of Evanston Township High School

The Evanstonian

Football

Football’s tough season comes to an end

Eli Cohen, Sports Editor November 8, 2019

Following a historical 7-3 record last year, Evanston Football’s 3-6 season was bitter sweet. The Kits were, in general, an inexperienced team at the varsity level, but they hope the challenges the sophomores...

Kits win Homecoming Game 49-10 over Glenbrook North

Eli Cohen, Sports Editor September 28, 2019

The rain was pouring and the Kits couldn’t stop scoring.  Evanston came out on top 49-10 against Glenbrook North in a game that started on Friday night, but finished Saturday afternoon due to lightning...

Football looks to shatter expectations ahead of conference play

Gordon Redfield-Gale, Staff Writer September 27, 2019

After hosting their first home playoff game in seven years, the football team is fresh off of a strong season. After they graduated starters such as Michael Axelrood, Malik Ross and Ben Tarpey, a down...

Risin into Fall: Football

Eli Cohen, Assistant Sports Editor August 21, 2019

After finishing 7-2 last year before losing in their first playoff game, the Kits graduated many key players such as quarterback Ben Tarpey to Miami of Ohio as well as Michael Axelrood, a wide receiver...

Tarpey preparing for a play.

Tarpey chooses Miami of Ohio

Chris Werner, Sports Editor May 23, 2019

After just one year as the Wildkits’ signal caller, Ben Tarpey will be a preferred walk-on for the Miami of Ohio Redhawks. Tarpey’s performance during his senior year sparkled as he broke the ETHS...

Axelrood lines up before the snap.

Axelrood heads to Princeton

Chris Werner, Sports Editor May 23, 2019

Michael Axelrood played on both sides of the ball since his sophomore season at Evanston and rose to stardom despite battling injuries throughout his career. Axelrood chose Princeton over an array of...

Varsity defense celebrates a sack.

Edwardsville ends Kits’ historic season

Chris Werner, Sports Editor November 4, 2018

In the opening round of the class 8A football playoffs, Evanston started slow and never recovered as the Edwardsville Tigers came away with a 44-27 victory. The loss ended Evanston’s season as they finished...

Previewing ETHS’ first home postseason game in seven years

Previewing ETHS’ first home postseason game in seven years

Eli Cohen and Hailey Fine October 26, 2018

What you need to know for ETHS football’s first home playoff game in seven years On Friday Oct. 26, the No. 10 seed Evanston will host the No. 23 seed Edwardsville, a 6-3 team that resides just outside...

Senior Michael Axelrood elevates for a catch versus Niles North.

Kits defeat Niles North 52-15 to cap off regular season

Eli Cohen and Hailey Fine October 22, 2018

ETHS improved to 7-2 after defeating Niles North in dominant fashion, 52-15, on Friday night. It marks the first time in two decades that Evanston football has won seven games in a season, and the first...

Senior running back Cion Miller-Smith sprints through the Glenbrook South defense.

Kits claim playoff berth with 28-7 road victory

Eli Cohen and Chris Werner October 13, 2018

Evanston’s usually stout defensive front gave up a whopping 262 rushing yards Friday night but a ‘bend don’t break’ theme emerged as the Kits only allowed one score all game, resulting in a 28-7...

Defensive back Trenton Bertrand covers Hawks wide receiver.

Kits take first loss of season against Maine South, 21-13

Chris Werner, Sports Editor September 22, 2018

The stage was set for Evanston’s next upset of the season Friday night, but self-inflicted wounds prevented the team’s first victory against Maine South since before the turn of the century. “I’m...

Junior Quadre Nicholson dodges a Conant defender.

Kits win third straight at home against Conant

Eli Cohen, Staff Writer September 8, 2018

ETHS moved to 3-0 after a tough 20-7 win against Conant on Friday night in a game where offense came at a premium and both defenses shined. “We wanted to protect our home turf at Lazier Field, so...