Oswego High school students filled the stands of Ken Pickerill Stadium on Friday, Sept. 15, for the varsity football game. Oswego High School’s student section, Orange Crew, decided on whiteout for the designated theme, and students dressed up to show their school spirit and cheer on the team to a victory.
On Thursday, Sept. 15, the Oswego Panthers varsity football team (2-2) took a big win against the Romeoville Spartans (0-4). The Panthers football team set out to play their fourth game in the 2022-2023 season at home. The win gave the Panthers their first home game win of the season. This was the teams first conference game of the season.
RJ Cook is a senior at Oswego High School, football is his passion, and it’s drawn him enough to accept a coaching position at OHS. Like any stereotypical high school athlete, his Instagram page is filled with photos of him in action under the lights. Since Cook was offered a coaching position at his soon-to-be alma mater, we had to know what made him agree to come back.
Last Friday, the Oswego Panthers dominated the field in a high-intensity game against the Oswego East Wolves, winning with a final score of 38-14.
The football team is winning games that it didn’t play. With COVID-19 becoming prominent again, teams are being forced to forfeit games because of COVID outbreaks and mandatory exclusion guidelines put in place by the Illinois High School Sports Association.