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Palatine football back to even after bumpy start

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Siomara Valdez
The band plays “Loyalty” as the football team runs onto the field.

Palatine has rolled back to 2-2 after defeating the Wildkits of Evanston by a score of 49-20. They strive to win out for the rest of the season.

“You have to do little things right to win the games,” Head Coach Corey Olson stated about what needs to be completed going forward. “There’s not an athlete issue. We got plenty of athletes, but what we got to do is we got to execute better.”

Week 1’s neck and neck battle with the North Stars from St. Charles North was a tennis match of touchdowns, but unfortunately Palatine couldn’t keep up in the second half, being out scored 20-7 and ultimately taking the 37-34 defeat. Tommy Elter had a solid performance with 195 yards, 2 touchdowns and 1 interception. Ethan Plumb, North Stars Quarterback threw for 332 yards, 3 touchdowns and was also intercepted once, by junior Ethan Hunt.

“Well, I’d say every week, we’re pretty serious about getting stuff done. But this week, just as far as today, we want to lock in and hone in on our individual jobs as a whole on the defensive side of the ball, so we can succeed as a unit,” Linebacker Christian Courtney said. “Everybody has to do their job in order to get the win this week.”

Week 2 arrived and the pirates did not disappoint, clobbering Buffalo Grove 42-17. That’s excluding the touchdown return from Jacob Stark that should’ve stayed a touchdown. 

“We’re just gonna take it week by week and focus on our job ahead of us right now,” Courtney stated. “We have to play every team with the same mentality that we’re going to win and get the job done.”

Weeks 3 and 4 were uphill and downhill. They lost to a sold out Maine South crowd 28-21 in dramatic fashion, but then came back on a solid home territory win over the Wildkits. They will travel to Hoffman Estates this Friday.

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Luke Jorden
Luke Jorden, Reporter
Luke Jorden is a senior at Palatine High School. He is a play by play sports broadcaster in the broadcasting club here at PHS. Jorden also has jobs with two other sports franchises and a high school hockey network. He is very passionate about anything sports, whether watching or playing, as he enters his final year on the District hockey team and the lacrosse team here. Being a journalist is something Jorden enjoys because he can tell stories on paper in a way he can’t on video. He aspires to be a play by play announcer for a major team or network one day.
Siomara Valdez
Siomara Valdez, Sports & Photography Editor

Siomara “Alfred” Valdez is a senior at Palatine High School. Valdez is very passionate about photography as it is a hobby of theirs. Valdez went out of their comfort zone to take on new opportunities in photography becoming the color guard photographer for the season. Valdez is a big fan of the band Foo Fighters and wants to one day photograph at one of their concerts. They got recruited into Cutlass at Chipotle and went to the meetings in hopes to improve their photography. After high school, Valdez wants to pursue mass communications as their career and continue photojournalism at Winona State University.

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