The football season ended for the Winfield Warriors on Friday, Nov. 1, at the hands of the St. Charles West Warriors.
The final score was St. Charles West 51, Winfield 22.
The two groups of Warriors faced off earlier this season, with St. Charles West coming out on top of that contest as well.
Winfield coach Keith McGlasson said that, despite his team playing with real heart, it is tough to combat a team with players that are bigger than yours.
“Boys played hard in the last game, we just don’t have the size that SCW has up front,” McGlasson said.
He commended senior Lane Moody for stepping into the quarterback role after not having nearly any time there this season.
“Lane Moody was asked to step in and run our offense with very limited reps during the season. For his part he did a great job,” McGlasson said.
Even though the Warriors’ record wasn’t where they may have wanted it to be, McGlasson praised the work-rate and heart of his team.
“Our record was not at all indicative of the type of young men we have on this team. Our seniors played their hearts out each and every play. Unfortunately, we were very young at a lot of positions,” McGlasson said.
With a lot of those young players getting lots of minutes this season, they will be expected to be that much more prepared come next season.
“The experience is huge. Our 2018 team had a bunch of seniors that played as freshman. They took their lumps and then had a great senior year. I think this year’s sophomore and freshman classes are very similar to the 2018 team,” McGlasson said.
There’s not much time off for the football players, as, starting in January, they will be back in the weight room after school.
“Due to a lot of our guys playing multiple sports, most of our guys have lifting during the day. The players that aren’t playing a sport will be in the weight room working on speed and agility, as well as, finishing up lifts they started during the day,” McGlasson said.
Because of the similarities to the 2018 team McGlasson and his staff see in those underclassman groups, he thinks the future of Winfield football is bright.
“I think the next few years of Winfield football will be very exciting to watch. We will still be younger next year, but we will be young with some experience. I think that will translate into a successful season.”