BY MACKENZIE WYATT
The season has come to an end for Truman Patriots football season. Their finishing record was 3-7. In the first game of districts they faced North Kansas City. The game ended 28-25. Unfortunately, that was the last game of the season. The score ended up being fairly close, although Truman took the “L” which left many Patriots upset about the season coming to an end.
“I feel like if people were to show up to practice more and took practice more serious we could have made it further in the playoffs,” sophomore, Jesus Carbajal said. “I feel like as the season was wrapping up we lost a little bit of our initiative to finish”
The season has come to an end and it only leaves people wondering what the next season will entail as they graduate 15 seniors.
“With a lot of seniors leaving there are spots that need to be filled leaving many players to step up,” Carbajal added.
Despite many losses and hardships throughout the season the team had many positives that kept them going and fighting until the end. The team as a whole learned from their mistakes and some of the underclassmen took a chance and stepped up to fill some pretty big shoes.
“The season wasn’t only bad, I liked the team and enjoyed playing with them, but I think if the team had started out with stronger bonds inside the team, we would’ve been able to read each other better, having a better season overall,” Carbajal shares.
There were a few great games and records set this season. Truman won the game against the state champions from the previous season, Fort Osage, 26-21. That was an exciting game for the team causing them to have confidence after the first tough loss against Raytown. After two tough games against Chrisman and Liberty North, Truman came back and won two games. The game against Van Horn, Sept. 16, the Patriots defeated them by 62 points. Truman also took the win against St. Joe Central 51-48. Truman lost against Battle, the 2nd ranked team in the state, but it wasn’t a sore game. Truman fought against Battle all throughout the game as they kept the game tied in the second half, which lead them into overtime. Battle got the best of a long fight in and defeated Truman 44-36.
Truman finished the season by playing a couple tough teams like Liberty, Park Hill South, and North Kansas City. Truman may have lost but it will only prepare them more for next year’s season. Although Truman did not have the best season and didn’t make it far, they will strive as a team to put in more effort and try to accomplish more next year.