See Moments From Creek’s First Home Football Game


Carly Philpott

The football team breaks through the paper banner held by the cheer team right before the game. The banners are made by Student Senate the day before. The football team won their home opener game versus Chatfield 28-5.

Carly Philpott and Annabelle Crouch

Creek’s varsity football team won their first home game 28-5 against the Chatfield Chargers on Friday, Sept. 9.

The varsity football program continues to prove they are three-peat state champions, and it is evident they have no plans to end their streak here. The players arrived at Stutler hungry for another win.

“We always prepare for every team like we would if it’s a state championship game,” sophomore defensive lineman Jack Francis said.

However, the real preparation began way before Friday night. The team has spent countless hours over the summer to return as the same champions we saw last season.

“I think we worked really hard throughout summer camp, watching film and getting our mindset right for the season,” sophomore wide receiver Liam Atkinson said.

With preparation under their belts, a consistent competitive mindset, and “Dream and Nightmares” by Meek Mill played in the locker room, the varsity team was ready to make their way onto the field.

They broke through the banner reading “Welcome to the Big Leagues” for the first time, entering Stutler as a newly united team. With a new group of players each season, finding a dynamic without having the option to fall back on the dependable players from last season can be difficult. However, like true Bruins, the team dynamic was strong, with teammates encouraging each other to play even better. Persistent energy throughout the game seemed to be the ticket to the win.

“I think our energy is great and that we have worked really well together,” Francis said. “Filling the holes of the guys that left.”

The players credit their energy to being fuelled by the massive crowd supporting them. From the moment the players came out, the student section was rowdy, matching their energy.

“The student section definitely helped us keep that energy up; it was really exciting,” Francis said.

The energy from the students and players of the varsity football team has won Creek three state championships in a row. Keen to continue their streak, some players feel an expectation to succeed.

“There’s definitely a pressure,” Francis said. “It’s there after the first one, the second one, especially the third one.”

See moments from the game below.