Historic Homecoming

Blue Jays defeat Eagles


Photo Courtesy of Chloe Weiss

Junior Ryan Hoerstkamp catches a pass at the game against Liberty High School Friday, Sept. 27. "It's nice to actually win a Homecoming game...it's just confidence," Hoerstkamp said. Hoerstkamp is looking forward to playoffs and districts.

With a packed student section screaming cheers, two Washington cheer teams on the sidelines and many more watching, the Blue Jays defeated the Liberty Eagles 22-15 at the Homecoming game Friday, Sept. 27. 

“We played really well defensively,” senior slot receiver Christian Meyer said. “We made a couple big plays on offense. 

This win broke a 4-year streak of Homecoming game losses. The last win at the Homecoming football game for the Blue Jays was in 2015.

“I was talking to the coaches before the game,” Meyer said. “I told one of our coaches, ‘I’m going to take every play with a purpose, and not take anything for granted.’ It was the last [Homecoming game for seniors], so we wanted to make it count.”

The Homecoming game wasn’t just a historic night for the football team, however. The student section was completely filled up, cheering on the Blue Jays louder than ever. 

“This year is a lot different than last year, and the years past, “ junior tight end and defensive end Ryan Hoerstkamp said. “There’s a lot more people at the games for sure.”

The Blue Jays had a considerable lead early into the game, with the team up 15-0 at halftime, and fought through the last half to win.

 “[The Eagles] were a really good team, especially their defenseit was really good, a lot better than I thought they would be,” Meyer said.

The win made the Jays 5-0, a record the team hasn’t had since 2006.

“Going 0-10 a couple years ago, and then now, making history, I guess you could say…” Meyer said. “All our hard work has paid off, and it’s fun to see.”