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Colonia football gets a big win on senior night

Photo Credit: Frankie Brock
Celebrating after the game, the cheerleaders and football players pose for a senior photo.

The Colonia High School football team took time to honor the senior players, cheerleaders, and band before the last home game of the regular season on Friday, Oct. 20th against JP Stevens. This win for the Patriots bring their record to 5-2.

Senior night is an event special to players, coaches, and parents. Senior kicker Gianfranco Tiseo described it as, “So special because it only happens once. For four years, us seniors have been waiting for this moment of appreciation and only experience this day one time. A night like this is one that no one will forget.”

Although labeled Senior Night, everyone on the team feels the impact. Junior lineman Jason Reyes remembers his brother’s senior night, and what he has seen over the years. “It’s the last night you will ever be able to step on your home field and play in front of your fans. This is a memory you will never forget. “

In addition, Reyes went on to say, “This year we had 20+ seniors walking out with family and loved ones.” Along with players, there were at least 20 more to walkout from the cheerleaders and band combined.

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The night did not stop their as Colonia faced off against the 1-5 JP Stevens Hawks. The Patriots were confident going into the game. As expressed by Tiseo, “Our team was not only confident because of the opposing team’s record, but because of the progress we have made throughout the season. We are capable of great things and are truly a force to be reckoned with.”

Colonia ended up beating the Hawks by a final score of 31-3. After a slow start to the game, Colonia took off in the second half and ended up scoring 21 unanswered points. Running back and senior captain Luke Pero had 150 rushing yards and a touchdown. Safety Mateo Campbell sealed the game with a 66 yard interception return for a touchdown in the fourth.

The attitude of a team is vital in football. Without a positive perspective, the chemistry of the team could fall apart. The school spirit depends on how the team plays, and how the season progresses. Tiseo said, “After a huge win, the attitude in and out of school is much better during that week. The students and players are more lively and look forward to the next game. It is quite an obvious difference after a win or a loss.”

This win essentially clinched a playoff spot for Colonia. With the last two games of the season competing against opponents with poor records, the season looks as if it will come to a successful conclusion. Reyes spoke on the issue by saying, “ Our team is not focused on the playoffs just yet, while the next two games aren’t against great teams we can’t write them off. Desperate teams become dangerous teams, we know we will get our opponents best every game. We want another home game and the only way to solidify that is to win the next two, and get one in the playoffs.”

Colonia definitely looks to be focused on closing out this season by taking things one game at a time.

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Zachary Kaye
Zachary Kaye, Fall Reporter
Zachary Kaye is a 17 year old Senior at Colonia High School, with his birthday on September 30. He plays football for the school and is a captain of the team. When not playing, he is a huge sports fan and enjoys watching sports. One of his favorite activities during the NFL season is participating in Fantasy Football with his friends. His favorite sports teams are the NFL Philadelphia Eagles, the MLB New York Mets, and the NBA Philadelphia 76ers. Another hobby of his is to watch movies, mainly superhero ones. His favorite movies are Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and Thor Ragnarok. Kaye is very big into music and his favorite artist is the singer/rapper Post Malone, although he enjoys almost all genres. He Lives at home with his mother and his sister. He is not sure of a major yet and hopes to go to either Quinnipiac University or Rowan University and find a passion for something within the next few years.
Frankie Brock
Frankie Brock, Editor in Chief
Frankie Brock is a 17  year old Senior at Colonia High School. She is the Senior Class Presidents and loves getting involved in all Colonia High School programs. Brock is an active member in the multicultural club and student council. She attends many sporting events and school programs to support her friends and peers. Brock is part of the Colonia High School softball family, and is extremely dedicated to the sport. She prides herself in being a consistent straight A student, and enjoys learning all she can from school. She hopes to attend the University of Delaware for nursing. Brock loves to read and watch movies and analyze their importance. She loves spending time with her family and friends. Surprisingly, she has a twin sister, they are fraternal twins and consider each other best friends. She participates in many community service activities and loves to give back. Brock is excited to be a part of  the Declaration staff for the third consecutive year. Journalism is her favorite class and she is excited to develop even more skills this year. Brock is looking forward to the Journalism 3 course, and is excited to start working as a broadcast journalist. She will be taking on the roll of a editor, and can't wait to help her fellow classmates and be more involved in the editing of the Colonia High Declaration.

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