Warrior football goes 3-0 in October Last year the Warriors finished 4-6 overall, three of those losses happening in the month of October.
That was not the case this season.
Sterling College football has been on a win streak since their only loss in September against Bethel College. They have since been undefeated, going 3-0 for the month of October.
Their record now stands as 6-1. For reference, the Warriors have not gone undefeated in the month of October since the fall season of 2013.
Sterling began the month with a “huge win after a tough loss,” junior Ethan Richardson said, when they defeated the University of St. Mary.
This home game began with a big 21-point first quarter for Sterling. They held the Spires to only one touchdown in the game and won 52-7. The following weekend brought Friends University to Sterling for Homecoming week.
The Warriors successfully held off the Falcons. Sterling had an impressive 20-point second quarter and a safety in the third to secure the 22-0 win.
“The main contribution was the defense because they came in and shut them out,” Darren Porche said. “They helped the offense out a lot when the offense couldn’t find a groove.”
The next week took the Warriors to Bethany College.
“The Bethany win was huge for us after losing to them the last two years, so ruining their homecoming day made it even better,” Richardson said. “Things were clicking.”
That played a factor in their 44-0 shutout victory. The final Saturday of October was a bye-week for the Warriors. Richardson said he felt this came at a perfect time.
This week would give them an opportunity to heal, rest and recharge before their final three games of the season.
In November, the Warriors will play their last three games of the season: Southwestern College, Kansas Wesleyan University and Tabor College. The game plan is the same for every week, Richardson said.
“Play our game each play,” he said. “Play football the best way we all know how — fast, fierce, free and to have an absolute blast while doing so.”
Having fun while playing means keeping their attention where it belongs.
“Our biggest focus is who is in front of us right now,” Richardson said, “and that’s Southwestern. We’re preparing the best way we can for them and looking forward to getting after them Saturday.”
Porche agreed. “The game plan is as simple as it can be,” he said. “Focus on the opponent for the week, beat them, and then on to the next.”