RECAP: Westside Football’s Run Game Helps Take Down Bearcats

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This past Friday, September 4th the Westside varsity football team traveled to Kearney and took down the Bearcats 47-21. After a slow start to the first quarter, Dominic Rezac would rush for a three-yard touchdown to open up the scoring. By the end of the night, Rezac would tack on three more touchdowns along 235 rushing yards. Even with the slow start, Rezac felt the team fought back hard to regain their momentum.

“They came out and hit us in the mouth. We were kinda playing at the same level as them so we had to step it up.” Rezac said. 

Coming into the season, one of the bigger questions for the Warriors was the presence of their running game. In the first two matchups, the Warriors have mainly used a mix of three main running-backs. Head coach Brett Froendt feels it’s important to work in multiple players, to see what works best for the team.

“That was a part of our plan coming in, we’ve been using Raoul and [Dominic] and even a little bit of Avante. [The running game] is still a three-headed horse, we just decided to feature Dom a little bit more this week and we’re trying to find some different people at some different positions to find out what optimizes our team.” Froendt said. 

In their first two matchups, the Warriors have shown off the talent many scouts saw in the preseason. However, coach Froendt believes that there is a lot that needs to be improved upon for them to get back to the state championship.

“This team’s got a ways to go to reach its potential. Obviously, we’re playing good ball and we’re a talented football team but we have a lot of upsides,” Froendt said. “Once we start clicking on all cylinders and we come out with the right energy to start games you’re going to see a lot better of a football team.”

With the win, the Warriors will play the 1-1 Papillion-La Vista Monarchs this upcoming Friday, September 4th at 7 p.m looking to stay undefeated.