Class of 2021 proves to be successful in athletics

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Mia Todd

Cade Weber, Sports Editor

The football state championship marks the end of the class of 2021’s high school fall sports careers, one that looked much different than others, but very successful. In the senior’s four years of participation, state championships have been won, tournament runs have been made, and history has been created.

Trojan football is always a highlight of the school year, but winning back to back state championships is incredible. Senior football player, Joe Calvert said, “As a freshman, I was hopeful to win a state championship, but I never dreamed of two.”

This year’s win marks the fifteenth state championship for the extremely successful BCHS football program. Calvert also said, “Everyone buying into the team and working hard everyday to get back to Lucas Oil is what made two possible.”

Another successful program in recent years has been the girl’s cross country team. Over the last four years they have won two conference titles, three city titles, and reached sectionals, regionals, and placed eleventh in state in different years. Senior runner, Elaine Nickerson said, “We worked very hard, but we also bonded a lot throughout the season which made us a better team.”

The 2020 Boys soccer team had a season for the books, winning both the first sectional title in program history, and finishing highest ever in their conference. Senior soccer player, Danny Bardol said, “As a freshman, I never expected to win a sectional title. Over the last couple years, everyone’s confidence grew as we got better and better as a team.”

The girls soccer team had a very talented and determined team each year, and competed at the highest level no matter what. The class of 2020’s most notable achievement was their run to semi-state as freshmen. A senior soccer player who was a part of this team, Maia Schuster, said, “We had strong senior leaders that helped lead us to semi-state. They were an example for us as we became seniors.”

The boy’s cross country team had a successful four year span, with their biggest achievement an impressive city win last year. Senior runner, Owen Teed said, “We could not have accomplished anything without the leadership and example set by the runners in the grades above us, and the underclassmen stepping up to help as well.”

Even without the support of fans due to COVID regulations, the girl’s volleyball team managed to have a solid season. They narrowly lost in the sectional finals to the team that ended the season state runner-ups. Senior volleyball player, Lucy Gin said, “What made the senior class special was how close we were on and off the court.”