Josh Bilski ’16- District champions: a feat that has never been awarded to a varsity football team at Romeo High School. Coming up short last year, in a stunning fourth quarter loss to the Lapeer Lightning, the Bulldogs look to avenge that awful season ending defeat tomorrow night.
“I think this is opposite of revenge,” co-head coach Curt Rienas said. “It’s different teams and a different feel. If we can play our game then I don’t think well leave the field disappointed.”
Either win or go home in the Michigan High School Football playoffs. Lapeer (10-0) comes in as the number one seed in the region, the Bulldogs (9-1) number two. The boys made their way through the playoffs with an eye opening victory over the two time defending state champion Clarkston Wolves, 28-14. The Lapeer Lightning continued their 10 game win streak with a big victory over Davison High School, 36-24 last Friday.
“Last year’s loss meant a lot to us,” wide receiver John Houbeck ‘16 said. “It was awful seeing my brothers walk off the field in that way. We will not let it happen.”
Attempting to capture a feat the football team has never accomplished before, the boys need to get past the explosive Lapeer Lightning. Doing everything in their power to bring a District Championship to Romeo, Team 90 plays at Lapeer High School tomorrow night at 7 pm.