Pritzker Football picks up a victory at Chicago Academy

   By Victor King ‘22

On Sept. 13, the varsity football team of Pritzker College Prep gained another victory in their third game against Chicago Academy as the away team .

“My mindset was basically to try to play as hard as I can, and not let the other team score basically, and to put every ounce of effort I can,” explained Enrique Rivera, a sophomore wide receiver.

Pritzker gave a good start to the game with  junior Antwine Jonhson Jr scoring two touchdowns in the second half. However, the two point conversion was missed.

Surprisingly, some of Pritzker’s players had arrived late to the game due to getting detention. However, this did not affect the game at all.

Unfortunately, starting quarterback sophomore Brandon Pina injured his hand on the second play.

“Brandon had to run the ball and he was not supposed to, and when he got hit, he went straight to the ground and hit his arm,” stated Joshua Marroquin, a freshman on third  string defense. Luckily, backup senior quarterback Jacob Rodriguzez was able to to fill in for Pina. 

The first half ended with a score of 12-0. 

The second half of the game was opened with an interception by senior Jancarlos Berrios.

For the third time,  Johnson scored another touchdown in the third quarter to extend the lead to 18-0. Another two point conversion was missed.

Chicago Academy was finally able to score their first touchdown of the game late in the third quarter to bring the score to 18-6.

The third quarter ended with Chicago Academy gaining a costly penalty and moving closer to the end zone.

Rivera did not think that Chicago Academy would have scored as long as the team played the way they were supposed to.

In the fourth quarter, a turnover gave Chicago Academy the ball on the 5 yard line.

Johnson scored his fourth touchdown of the game.

The final score of the game was 24-6 with Pritzker coming on top. The Pritzker College Prep Football team currently has a record of 3-1 this football season. Previously beating Kennedy and Bowen.