Football ends season with loss against Irondale

Team reflects on overall season


Lucy zumBrunnen

Senior Aaron Ellingson avoids defenders while running the ball down the field. Park finished their season with a loss to Irondale 28-30 Oct. 22.

Lilly Strathman

After ending the season with a 28-30 loss to Irondale and a record of 4-5, coach Ben Wolfe said the team was present and worked hard each day throughout the season.

“(The team) played well everyday,” Wolfe said. “We didn’t have a super big team but they didn’t make excuses, they came to work hard every single day.”

Senior Aaron Ellingson said he created a special bond with his teammates and is happy with their teamwork this season. 

“I definitely proud of the season and I love the guys and how everyone bonded this year,” Ellingson said. 

According to junior Michael Boxley-Harmon, the bond created during the season was strong. 

“I love my (teammates), we fought for each other, we trusted each other, we are one big family.” Boxley-Harmon said.

According to Wolfe, the team will try to improve year-round, making the team strong for next season.

“These kids need to be committed throughout the offseason,” Wolfe said. “We need to get in the weight room and get stronger.”

Ellingson wants to stay active to improve his strength for other sports as well. 

“I’m looking forward to the basketball and baseball season,” Ellingson said. “I need to keep working hard.”

Boxley-Harmon is inspired by this final game to work on certain skills for next season.

“This game set a fire in me to work hard for the next season,” Boxley-Harmon said. “I want to improve my speed by running a lot.”

To end the season, Park lost in the Sections Quarterfinals to Irondale. This was Park’s final game of the 2019 season.