Elliot Byrd ‘21: On Tuesday, May 4th the Romeo Bulldogs faced the Grosse Pointe North Norsemen. Headed into the game, the Bulldogs sported a four game losing streak. To put it lightly, Romeo needed to win this game.
The Bulldogs played with a chip on their shoulder. They both outplayed and outhustled the Norsemen. Romeo’s offense exploded, scoring a whopping 17 points, all while their defense helped Grosse Pointe North to six points throughout the game. Romeo earned a much needed win, final score Romeo 17 Grosse Pointe North six.
On Thursday, May 6th Romeo faced Grosse Pointe South, looking to extend their winning streak to two games. Earlier in the season, Romeo faced the Blue Devils on April 28th and lost 17 to eight.
The 4-6 Bulldogs looked to get some revenge on the Blue Devils and tie the season series. Romeo’s offense performed great throughout the game putting up a solid 14 points. However, Grosse Pointe’s offense played out of their minds as well, scoring an abysmal 20 points. Overall, the Bulldogs played one of their best and most complete games of the season. Unfortunately for Romeo, they failed to come out with the win. Final score Romeo 14 Grosse Pointe South 20.
Senior leader Chase Alverson shared his thoughts on the tough loss against Grosse Pointe South.
“We played Grosse Pointe South good, but we needed some little tweaks on offense and defense to be able to come out with the win,” Alverson said.
After a heartbreaking loss to Grosse Pointe South, Romeo shifted gears and looked to face the Eisenhower Eagles. The two teams battled each other on Tuesday, May 11th. The Bulldogs, coming off one of their best played games of the season showed no mercy to the Eagles. Romeo dominated Eisenhower in every aspect of the game, doubling Ike’s score when the clock hit zero. Final score Romeo 14, Utica Eisenhower seven.
“Ike was just somewhat of a sloppy game but we held up and fixed what was needed to beat them,” Alverson said.
The Bulldogs, coming off a great win against Eisenhower, looked to start an end of the season winning streak as they faced Grosse Pointe North for the second time in one month. The Bulldogs played the Norsemen even better than their previous matchup. The Bulldogs scored 20 points, all while their defense played outstanding shutting down the Norsemen. Final score Romeo 20, Grosse Pointe North four.
“When we face Dakota we have to come out ready to play, our offense and defense need to be ready to dominate,” Alverson said.
Romeo looks to build on their two game winning streak when they face the Dakota Cougars on Friday, May 14.