2017 SHS football season is one to remember

The Springfield High Senators finished their football season with a 5-5 record, making the playoffs for the first time since 2012 and winning the Superintendent’s cup for the second year in a row. The Senators generated one of their best seasons in school history. The explosive first half of the season resulted in a 3-2 record with wins against conference newcomers U-High Pioneers, Jacksonville Crimsons and Southeast Spartans. The losses came down to the wire as the score was 13-14 to the Decatur MacArthur Generals and 18-21 to the Glenwood Titans. The last half of the season ended with a 2-3 record that led to the overall 5-5 record. With two blowout wins against the Lanphier Lions and Eisenhower Panthers, the Senators had a combined 99 points scored and gave up 0. The three losses were against Sacred Heart Griffin, Rochester and Nazareth Academy. The Senators, coached by Roy Gully III, came across a few bumps in the road on their journey to the playoffs, although any team that makes the playoffs for the first time in five years certainly has an accomplishment to be proud of. Players on the field, led by senior captains Lucas Rockford and Jaquez Roberson, are all sad to see their season end. They have nothing but gratitude for the support and school pride SHS offered them throughout the 10-week season.   

by Roy Gully IV

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