On Friday, November 6th, the Mishawaka Cavemen football team will take on newfound rival South Bend Adams in the IHSAA 5A Sectional 9 Championships. The Eagles defeated the Cavemen in their regular season matchup with a score of 14-7. Adams shutout the Cavemen in the first half but late in the fourth quarter the Cavemen managed to gain ground due to an Adams turnover. Fourth and goal, two minutes left, the Cavemen were nearly able to match Adams. Unfortunately, the Cavemen were unable to pull through, experiencing their second straight loss of the season. Mishawaka
managed to play hard and refused to give up the entire game, however the Cavemen were faced with turnover troubles all night as they gave the ball away eight times. “It means keeping our football lives,” said Junior wideout Ryan Wroblewski, “we just want one more Monday.”
Mishawaka, currently ranked 9th in 5A, finished out the regular season with a solid record of 6-3, going 3-2 in the conference, good enough for a third place finish in the N.I.C.. Adams, ranked 12th in 5A, finished second overall in the c
onference with a regular season record of 6-3 and 4-1 in the conference. “This game means a lot to our team and community, this is our opportunity to hold up a trophy,” commented Senior cornerback Blake Becker. Both teams are coming off second round sectional wins. This Friday, come support the Cavemen as they look forward to redeeming themselves when they get another shot at the Eagles, this time fighting for a Sectional title and their football lives.