Lincoln Pius X Catholic High School

Bolt football falls to East in season opener

The Pius X varsity football team lost a tough one to A Street rival Lincoln East on Friday night at Aldrich Field.

The game started off exactly how the Bolts wanted it, with a 63 yard touchdown run by senior running back Blake Vodicka.

“At the beginning, we executed extremely well right off the bat. We thought that first play would have a chance,” head coach Ryan Kearney said.

After the Bolts made their first defensive stop of the game, senior quarterback Colby Chapelle launched an 80 yard touchdown pass to Joe Staab.

Kearney said, “After that it got difficult to keep the momentum going. East settled down and didn’t get rattled, and they fired right back at us.”

The Spartans sure did fire back when QB Noah Walters found wide receiver Carter Glenn for a 63 yard touchdown to answer the Bolts’ hot start.

Right after that, Walters found Glenn again to capture a 14-13 Spartans lead.

The Bolts recaptured the lead when Chapelle found wide receiver Drew Easley for a short touchdown to go up 20-14.

But just as fast as the Bolts regained the lead, East scored 27 unanswered to win the battle 40-20.

There was some good that can come out of this loss.

“I think we have a really good team this year. This game showed how well we can do if we are on our game. We just need to hunker down and perform like we did on those first two possessions,” senior Drew Easley said.

Chapelle said, “Looking forward, we can take a lot from this game. We know we can fix the problems we had, and hopefully we can get back out there next week and even up our record.”

The Bolts look to even their record at Grand Island on Friday, September 4.

From the 'X-change' Student Newspaper

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By: Alex Fern

Sports Editor

Photographer: Alex Fern