Let's talk about the Bloom Township High School football team. The Blazing Trojans made a valiant return to the IHSA playoffs this week after a 22-year absence.
Unfortunately, they took a heartbreaking 10-13 loss to Simeon on Friday at Gately Stadium in Chicago.
Despite giving up a touchdown to the Wolverines after an early fumble, the Trojans used a field goal by Eufemio Fonseca III and a touchdown of their own to gain a 10-6 lead going into the fourth quarter. In the end, the Trojans couldn't hold on to their advantage.
"We always say we are a team, and today we lost as a team," Coach Tony Palombi told the Northwest Indiana Times. "Every aspect of the game made a mistake at one point or another. So the game wasn't the fault of the offense or the defense. It was a team effort, and they just beat us in the end when it counted."
One loss does not take away a great season for the Trojans. Congrats to the boys at Bloom for a wonderful effort and an inspiring season.
What do you think of Bloom Township's Blazing Trojans? Give the boys a pat on the back for a terrific year by commenting below!
Check out other stories about the Blazing Trojans:
- Bloom's Brantley is Patch's Athlete of the Month for September
- Playoff Replay: Watch Bloom Township at Simeon