Crosstown football teams battle it out: DGS vs DGN

Rhaya Truman is the Managing Editor of the Blueprint.

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Jayden Rome

The crosstown football game is one of the most attended games during the DGS football season.

On October 13, DGS took on crosstown rival Downers Grove North at their home stadium at 7:30 pm.

The energy of the game was high from the beginning. There were students from every school you could think of–all coming to see who would win this year’s crosstown game. 

But this was not just an important game because it would give bragging rights, the game would have also given the DGS varsity team a spot in the playoffs if they were able to pull it out.

The beginning of the game was slow for the Mustangs. Later, DGN was able to score a touchdown early in the second quarter. The defense of DGS was not at its best and that definitely affected their ability to pull the game out in the end while DGN had high energy and was ready for everything getting thrown their way by the Mustangs. 

Although DGS could not seem to get the flow going as one, there were some stand-out players finally coming forward and doing big things for the team from the beginning. 

Sophomore, number 15, Jayden Lambert ran for South’s only touchdown of the night with a 31 yard run in the third quarter.

Junior, number 24, Tyler Bachara kicked a 42-yard field goal that allowed the Mustangs to gain a few extra points on the scoreboard.

Senior wide receiver, number 11, Jayden Rome had some good catches for DGS.  He had two large runs that was a big contribute to the energy of the game.

Senior and starting quarterback Matthew Greenwald threw multiple yards that led the Mustangs closer and closer to getting the title and also had a few running yards.

Junior, number 86, Ali Issa was a star on the defensive end, getting a big sack later in the game.

In the end, the Mustangs were not able to pull off the win, losing 10-29. They now have a 4-4 record, but are still hopeful to make it farther and bring a title back to DGS.

There is still hope for the team.  They can make it to the playoffs if they pull out the win against Willowbrook High School Friday, October 20th at their stadium at 7:30 pm.