Football falls to Fremd

By Jack Mathews

Executive Sports Editor

With scorching weather conditions offense was cold when Prospect went to Fremd for a MSL crossover game.  A four-yard run by quarterback Sam Frasco led to the only points of the first half and the last points for the Knights.  Fremd’s “bend don’t break” defense proved to be successful as they limited the Knight’s offense to just seven points despite being out gained 189-81 in total yards in the first half.
“They did a good job of getting key stops when they needed them,” senior running back Chris Meersman said.
Prospect’s own defense was stellar as well and had three interceptions including two by senior cornerback Nick Meersman.   In the second half Fremd scored all their points in an eight minute period from runs by A.J McGhee and Sam Beutler.  Despite coming close numerous times the Knights were never able to answer.
Although the result was not ideal for the Knights, head coach Mike Sebestyen was generally pleased with his team’s performance.
“Fremd had the upperhand for an eight minute period but I think if you look at the stats we dominated the rest of the game.  The kids really fought considering all the guys playing both ways and the weather but I think mentally we have to play all 48 minutes,” Sebestyen said.
Sebestyen thinks his team grew immensely from week one and plans on building off that growth in weeks to come.
“Hopefully we have another week of growth mentally and emotionally because physically we can play with anyone,” Sebestyen said. “ I’m only concerned on growth every week and if we continue at this rate I think we will be very successful down the road.”