Jackets look pretty in pink victory

Perrysburg students dress in pink at Friday night’s game for breast cancer awareness. Fans braved the rain to cheer the Jackets to a 63-7 win over Bowling Green. eSomething.com/Joshua Valera

Perrysburg cruises to 63-7 win over Bowling Green


For Friday night’s game, Jacket fans replaced their usual black and gold for different shades of pink.

Even the football player’s wore pink socks for the special event.

It was breast cancer awareness night at Steinecker Stadium. This is the second year in a row that Perrysburg High School has teamed up with the Spielman classic and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes to promote this important cause.

Pre-game festivities included a fly over by a plane carrying a banner with a special message “Hope Soars.”

Along with the fly over, doves were also released. The doves were released by fall sports captains in the middle of a ribbon on the field created by the PHS marching band.

“I’ve never done anything like this before so it was a great experience. I think it was a great way to honor those fighting breast cancer,” said senior Angela Panzero, a girls cross country team captain.

Not only did Hope Soar on the rainy night, but so did the Jackets to an easy victory.

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The Jackets came out strong the first quarter and revved up the intensity for the second quarter and at the half Jackets led the bobcats 35-7.

Most of those 35 points came from the Jackets’ powerful running game. Mark Delas and Steve Slocum carried most the work load and led the team in rushing yards.

Penalties ended up hurting the Bobcats little by little during the course of the game.

The Jackets came back ready for more after halftime. The offense managed to tack on 28 more points the next two quarters, to make the final score 63-7.

The dominate Perrysburg defense was able to hold the Bowling Green Bobcats to seven point which were scored in the first quarter.
After the victory, the Jackets now look ahead to Friday and their rival Maumee. A game has been circled on the calendars of Jacket nation since the beginning of the season.

“The team is feeling pumped. We are all ready to bring the bell back to the ‘Burg. Coach Kregel said this game is the start of playoffs, so we need to come out with a bang,” said senior lineman Kyle Durham, who leads the team in tackles.

Students are sure to be on their feet chanting, B-E-L-L we want the bell!

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