Football ready to pummel Maine East at Homecoming

You need to come see these boys play.

After weeks of hype and build up, the Homecoming football game is finally upon us, and the boys are ready to put on a show for the Wildkit faithful.

“We’re all hyped up for Homecoming,” said Griffin Jensen, senior. “We had a great week last week and we hope the momentum will carry over.

Tonight’s game versus Maine East shouldn’t be the most difficult game of the season, but the Blue Demon offense will be looking to prove something after starting the season with three losses, the last two being shutouts.

However, the Kits have all the pieces in place to get a W, and are determined to make the city of Evanston proud.

It all starts with Matt Little at the quarterback position. His work in the offseason, especially focusing on his speed and agility, has changed the Kits identity as a football team.

“Matt has been blessed with great tools,” said Burzawa. “He’s always been very athletic from playing basketball. That allows him to be a dual threat and that’s what we are hoping he will emerge as.”

The Wildkits have found the confidence to throw the ball more than a typical high school football team with Little under center. The running game is anchored by two talented and speedy running backs, Micquel Roseman and Kendall Coleman.             Roseman lead the Kits to three touchdowns last week against a very good Glenbrook North team.

Coleman is one of the few players who go both ways for the Kits. The team lacks depth and it means those boys going both ways have a huge impact on the team.

D-1 bound Travion Banks and Naquan Jones also play both sides of the ball. Banks is leading the team in touchdowns with six, while also playing lockdown defense at cornerback. Jones is irreplaceable on the offensive and defensive line with his size, speed, and skill.

Senior captain and linebacker Jalan Jenkins makes all the front calls on defense.

“I feel I have to set the tempo for the defense when I step on the field and make a big play or big hit because the defense feeds off that type of energy,” said Jenkins. “That energy also carries over on offense.”

Senior offensive lineman Ferenc Zoltan believes the old adage “practice makes perfect” is not something to joke about, and has been very important to the team’s success so far.

“For the football team to succeed I feel it all goes back to the way we practice and respond as a team. When we played GBN we had an excellent week of practice and it really set us up to take the lead in the second half and put them away,” said Zoltan.

Burzawa’s emphasis to the players in the offseason about how football is a team game and how a team needs leaders has really stuck with the players, and the results are showing.