Monroe loses Homecoming game 16-22


Emilia McLeod

Two Monroe coaches focused on the game. Both were watching how Bedford plays.

Jack Drougel, Reporter

On Friday, Oct. 1, Monroe High’s varsity football team played a competitive game against Bedford for an eventful evening of football. Monroe lost this close game, 16-22.

To start the game off, in the first quarter, Noah Miller recovered a fumble from Bedford, and in a later possession, Carson Desarano ran the ball into the endzone making it 7-0. Bedford didn’t score in the first quarter, so it ended with 7-0, Monroe leading.

In the second quarter, Bedford scored two touchdowns to start it off. But then Monroe kicked back into gear, and Owen Young scored a touchdown. Unfortunately, the attempted 2-point conversion was incomplete. Later on in the quarter, Logan Frank recovered a fumble from Bedford, but Monroe didn’t score that drive. The score was 13-14, Bedford leading, to go into the third quarter.

During halftime, they crowned the winning Homecoming candidates. The prince and princess winners were Noah Stein and Olivia Russell. The King and Queen winners were Tristan Panza and Vannity Anderson. Then the MHS Marching Band concluded the Homecoming halftime show.

In the third quarter, Monroe was the more dominant team, scoring the only points. Nick Lieto kicked a field goal to make the score 16-14. Another highlight of the quarter was when Deyshaun Nickels recovered the third fumble by Bedford.

In the last quarter Bedford unfortunately scored a touchdown and completed a 2-point conversion. This concluded the game with a score of 16-22 with Monroe losing in this close battle against Bedford.