Football falls flat against Northern, finishes 6-4


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Jake Hudson

The Yellow Jackets ended their 2017 campaign with a loss at Ohio Northern on Nov. 11.
BW was able to keep the game close through the first three quarters and the beginning of the fourth.
With 14:32 left to go in the fourth quarter, the Yellow Jackets were down 21-17. Ohio Northern then went on to score 14 unanswered points to pull away and put the game out of reach.
The final score was 42-25 in favor of the Polar Bears, effectively ending the BW football season.
Jake Hudson proved to be a triple threat with 125 yards in the air, 101 yards on the ground, and 71 yards receiving, amassing 301 yards of total offense and a touchdown.
This leaves BW with a 6-4 record on the season, a three-win improvement from last years 3-7 record.
Despite the improvement, the team expects even more next year, said senior captain Trypp Washington.
“The season didn’t go how I hoped, but I definitely think we did some great things,” he said. “I know that we as a program, under Coach Hilvert, are in great hands. I wouldn’t be surprised if we’re at the top of conference soon.”
While the end of the season signifies a new beginning for the returning players, it also marks the end of numerous playing careers, including Washington.
“My football career here at BW has been everything to me the past four years,” he said. “It’s been my family away from home and my stress reliever from classes. I was blessed to play and become a starter all four years on varsity and was chosen to lead my brothers into battle every game my senior season. I’m a proud Yellow Jacket.”