Gabe Peraino ’22: The Romeo boys varsity football team pulled off an electric win last week for a portion of the MAC Red Championship against Stevenson. The Bulldogs looked to a homecoming date with Port Huron Northern for the last regular season game of the year.

Both teams sat at the top of their divisions, with the Huskies entering the game with a 4-1 record and placed second in the MAC Blue Division. Romeo refused to take the Huskies lightly, especially on Homecoming week.

As much of a great matchup this game looked like before kickoff, it certainly didn’t go as planned for Port Huron Northern.

Right out the gate, Romeo dominated the entire game. On just the second play of the game, Port Huron Northern’s attempted screen pass resulted in a pick six for the Bulldog defense. Followed by a few quick and easy drives with great runs by the senior pair of tailbacks Joey Kostrubiec ‘22 and Cameron Kohl ‘22, the Bulldogs took a commanding 27-0 lead at the end of the first quarter.

“We’re going to keep the momentum going and we’re getting super excited as we move closer to our goal,“ Joey Kostrubiec ‘22 said

The weather conditions for the night worsened through the end of the first half, making it much harder for the Huskies to get back into the game. Both teams limited their play selection because heavy downpour began to take its toll. Romeo’s run game became almost impossible to stop.

The Bulldogs kept the same pace in the last two quarters, with the defense allowing nearly any yards on most drives. The offense kept mixing in the play types, keeping the Huskies out of rhythm.

When the clock struck zero in the fourth, Romeo ended up taking the victory in a dominant 54-7 clinic, one of the most one-sided games all year for the Bulldogs.

With that, Romeo looks to finish the regular season next week when they travel to Anchor Bay to play the Tars. Anchor Bay currently sits undefeated in the MAC White Division and only lost once the entire year.

“We look at Anchor Bay as a beatable team,“ Nick Schneider ‘22 said. “They’ve shown us that they can go out and compete against all of the MAC White and some MAC Red competition, but we’re expecting to put a damper on the end of their successful season.”

Romeo looks to end the season on a high note, making sure that all players, starters, and backups, are ready for the exciting playoffs that are just right around the corner, especially when the Bulldogs can claim home field advantage. The MAC Red Champions are ready for what’s ahead.

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