Photo by Kyle Nazarchuk
The football team defeated the Lebanon Cedars, Friday, Aug. 24, at the 47th annual Cedar Bowl. This victory was the seventh consecutive win for the Falcons over the Cedars.
Although this 42-19 win was a big success, the team says they are just getting started toward a hopefully successful season. They feel that they are now confident going into the season with this win under their belt.
“I think the Cedar Bowl will boost our confidence as a team and get us started on our goal to make playoffs and win a game,” said senior QB Logan Horn. “It’s step one of that process.”
The game typically has very high attendance from both Cedar Crest and Lebanon fans as they are town rivals. That continued this year, even though the game was played for the first timbefore school started.
“It was exciting winning the Cedar Bowl because it’s a huge game every year and lots of people come out to watch and to win seven years in a row is a great accomplishment for our football program,” said Horn.
The past two years, the football team has made it into playoffs, but this year they have a specific goal to make it into playoffs and also win a game once they get in. The team is now looking ahead, focusing on success for the rest of the season.
“We felt good coming out on top at the Cedar Bowl but we are ready to focus on our next games,” said senior Neisso Dorvil.
With outstanding numbers from Horn and senior Brody Dunlop especially, the team has many obvious strengths that they feel will put them above their competition this season.
“I feel like our team has strengths that can make us better than any other team in the LL as long as we keep working hard and we learn from our mistakes,” said Dorvil.
“I think the Cedar Bowl prepared us for the season by giving us a look at what we need to improve and extend on what we do well,” said senior Brody Dunlop.