Looking to close out their season with another win, the Ballenas Whalers senior football team will battle it out for first place with the Argyle Pipers this Saturday at Ballenas.
With kickoff slated for 12:30 p.m., there’s no telling what the weather will bring but that doesn’t matter to the Whalers. They know where their bread and butter has been all season and it’s going to be more of the ground and pound game come rain or shine.
“We’ve had a good week of practice, we’ll watch some film and get ready for the weekend,” head coach Jeremy Conn said. “It’s going to be a great game and we’re looking to come away with the win to finish our season the right way.”
Tuesday’s practice saw a handful of former players making their return to the field to help prepare this installment of the senior squad for the big game this weekend. It was nice to see them come back, according to coach Conn, who was pleased with the help.
“It’s great to have guys come back and want to give back to this school, to this team,” Conn said. “It just goes to show how much the Whalers mean to them when they come back here. They could be off doing their own thing but they chose to come back and help these kids get prepared for a huge game on Saturday.”
Their final game is for all the marbles, a three-way tie with the Pipers and the Barsby Bulldogs has the potential to end in a tie with two of the three teams and the Whalers know what’s at stake.
“We’re hoping to see a good turnout, to see some of that school spirit show up on a Saturday to urge these guys on to win, rain or shine,” Conn said.