Knights' home opener comes up short


By Connor Graver, staff writer 
Until halftime, the varsity football team looked unstoppable. They had a 10-0 lead and an answer for Schaumburg’s every move. However, after Schaumburg made adjustments in the second half, the Knights would fall 21-17, moving their record to 0-2.
Throughout most of the game, the Knights’ offense was firing on all cylinders. Junior Jimmy Martin went 5-5 on passes and threw for 90 yards and a touchdown. Martin had help on offense from junior running back Michael Shafis, who ran for 68 yards and a touchdown.
Schaumburg outscored Prospect in the second half 21-7. Schaumburg’s offense was led by quarterback Deontae Arnold, who threw for 87 yards, and rushed for 72 yards and a touchdown.
A defensive false start on 4th down and 3 contributed to the Knights’ downfall, but head coach Mike Sebestyen believes it was inexperience.
“We are behind in our growth development and that showed because we didn’t finish that football game,” Sebestyen said.
The Knights’ youth is shown through sophomore wide receivers Matt Neal and Matt Meyers who were some of Martin’s biggest targets. Sebestyen believes that in the future, the Knights need to be able to end strong.
“We have to be able to mentally finish a football game, physically finish a football game” Sebestyen said.
The Knights look to pick up their first win of the season on the road on Sept. 8 at Niles West.