Boilers Look to Make Strong Comeback Against LW-West

Boilers Look to Make Strong Comeback Against LW-West

Ryan Fravel, Sports Editor

Last Friday, the Boilermakers fell short against their crosstown rival the Kankakee Kays (35-32) after a pass from Quarterback Morion Burtis was tipped and intercepted in the corner of the endzone, sealing the Boilers fate.  Obviously, losing to Kankakee was a tough defeat to swallow as this was the Boilers’ first loss to Kankakee since 2009.  

The Boilermakers however, have no reason to feel  beaten as they were down 20-3 at one point in the game and came back strong, with a victory close in sight.  Coach Mike Kohl was asked what the difference was in the game, “We could not get off the field on defense and you gotta give props to Kankakee. Their players showed that they were tougher than us tonight but, our kids can’t hang their heads on this game because we had multiple chances to win it.”

This week the Boilermakers look to get back on track as they host the game against the Lincoln-Way West Warriors (1-1), who are also coming off of a tough loss against their rival, Lincoln-Way Central (27-17).  Both teams come into this game with a sense of urgency as every game counts when you play in the SWSC, a conference filled with talented teams, top to bottom.

We will see how the Boilermakers come back from this loss and how it has an effect on the season going forward.  As always, Friday nights at the BBCHS stadium are always fun and energetic as the Boilermakers always play better with their fans and classmates cheering loudly from the bleachers.