Football reaches fourth quarter


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TOUCHDOWN! Seconds before the end of the game, sophomore Drew Altemuehle (10) throws a touchdown pass. The Aves wore an all-black jersey for Homecoming.

The 2017-18 football regular season is wrapping up, and over these months, the Aves have had broken records, major wins, and domination over big name teams.

Senior Myron Williams broke the all time receiving yards in week eight against Oak Hills. The record was previously held by Wes Brown. Williams has been a major force in the Aves offense over his three years playing Varsity. He has racked up 1443 yards and 12 touchdowns.

“It felt amazing to break the record. I’ve put a lot of hard work into being the best receiver I can be, and it paid off with this great achievement,” Williams said.

Sycamore beat Mason three straight times over a single year. The Aves beat Mason during rivalry week, the 2016 playoffs, and week three in this year’s season. These three wins have boosted Sycamore’s playoff contention and have continued the rivalry between the GMC teams.

The Aves have again, for the second year, finished with a 8-2 record and are in the playoffs. They face against Milford this Friday as a fourth seed. The game will be at home for the Aves.

With the previous starting quarterback Jake Borman having graduated, sophomore Drew Altemuehle had big shoes to fill, and he slipped right in.

He currently has 1275 passing yards alongside 223 rushing yards. He was the leader of the offense and looks to be a big part of the plan in the future.

Alongside Williams, Coach Scott Dattilo reached his 100th win against Lakota West. He has been coaching the Aves since 2006 and is a math teacher at the high school.

One of the main reasons this Aves team was so successful was its elite defense. The secondary was led by senior Patrick Tueimeh (12) Tueimeh leads the DB’s in tackles and currently has three interceptions.

Senior Kyle Fehr (54) leads the linebackers in tackles but is also a threat on offense, racking up two receiving touchdowns. Senior Tate Goodyear, a Yale commit, is a major force on opposing offenses with his strength to get past linemen and make plays.