Football team smashes records at Fall Fest game
Fall Fest was memorable for many reasons this year. One of the biggest reasons being football’s historic game against Bethany College. The boys had a record night that accompanied their 69-6 victory over the Swedes. One of the two records that they broke was the record for rushing yards with a whopping 618 yards, surpassing the last record that was set last year. The other record was for overall offensive yardage. They reached a total of 697 yards of offense compared to the previous record that was held at 629 in 1998.
The historical night for the Threshers had the boys hyped up for many days following the game.
Junior linebacker Kade Miller said, “it was such a good night! Everyone did their part to be able to set these records and we all had a great time doing it. I had a hit on their quarterback that took him out of the game. I was pretty stoked about that.”
Fall Fest has a place in everyone’s heart here at Bethel. It means many different things to everyone, but quarterback Landon Barnes had some special words about what it means to him.
He said, “Fall Fest is everyone’s chance to make their way back to Bethel. Alumni get to see how everything has changed since their time here. On this particular weekend, we all get to be involved in something more. We get to reach out and meet others in such a genuine community.”
The boys were very happy that some football alumni were able to witness their record breaking night. They all agreed that it was very special for them to all get to be together on such a night. Another thing the boys agreed on was their determination to continue heading in a positive direction as a team and as individuals.
Kade said, “I always hold myself accountable to taking the opportunities that I have been given. That applies to anything, on and off the field. I never want to regret anything. As a team, I know that our goal is to make it to the playoffs and hopefully make it farther than we did in the past.”
Landon said, “Everyday my goal is to be a better teammate than I was the day before, it doesn’t matter if I am playing or not. Since joining Bethel College football, I have learned so much about myself. One of those things being that it is more than just football. Not only do I strive to be a better teammate each day, but I also try to be a better person in the meantime.”
Football and Fall Fest are very important to the overall community here at Bethel and this weekend was a great example of that. Being a part of football means a lot to the players who put in the work day in and day out to achieve all of their goals. When asking Kade Miller if he had any other comments about the weekend as a whole, he had only one thing left to say.
“Roll on Threshers!”