MHS JV Football Team wraps up season

Mandy Petkovich, Page Editor

The Monroe High junior varsity football team finished its fall season with four losses and two wins. Overall the season was a learning experience for the whole team.

The two winning scores were 28-18 and 33-6 with an average overall, wins and losses, 21-22, which means the team was evenly matched within the league.

Covid-19 was a hurdle that the team had to get over at every turn. The season was shortened, the preworkout was not as long as usual, and overall, a battle of whether or not games were actually happening was constant. 

Deputy Joseph Hammond, the coach of JV, is proud of his team overall and glad that the team had the opportunity to get ready for maybe being on varsity next season.

“It was great for us to have the opportunity to play even though it was a shortened season. We have found our identity, and we have been able to get players into the right positions going forward into their varsity year,” said Hammond.

There were also some big games this season, which included the game with Jackson that helped the whole team with morale.

“Our game against Jackson was a big turning point for us this season,” Hammond said.  “We were down big at halftime but the kids stepped up and had a great second half.  We even took the lead for a short time before ultimately losing.  That game sparked something in this group, and we have come together well since then.”