Football team is ready for big game against Richfield in Section 5AAAA


Ashley Ortizcazarin

The football team is ready to kick off Section 5AAAA as they hope for a win against Richfield.

After finishing the regular season with a 5-3 record, the Benilde-St. Margaret’s football team is hoping to continue its winning ways by winning Section 5AAAA.

Tonight BSM will play the first game in Section 5AAAA against a familiar opponent––Richfield, who BSM beat last year in the Section 5AAAA Championship. “We played Richfield last year, and I know they have improved a lot since last year,” senior Peyton James said.

“They have great fight and seem to never give up [and] they didn’t lose by much or get blown out,” senior captain Eric Wilson added.

Although it will be a tough game, the Red Knights know that they can win if they play as a team. “We really have to come together and make sure we do what we’ve been coached to do. We must trust each other and make sure we all do our individual jobs correctly. That’s what is going to get the job done,” James explained.

In a sport like football, where injuries are common, it is very important that all players are prepared. “All the younger kids have to be ready to play at any time; you never know what’s going to happen at this point in the season,” junior Clyde Sellke said.

Between the long practices and film sessions, the Red Knights know they have prepared to win. “Our practices have been pretty long in preparing to shut down Richfield’s offense and in preparing to move the ball against their defense,” Wilson said.

The team knows it is important not to look ahead, but one goal is in everyone’s mind. “Our goal is to go to State and win the championship,” James said.