Mead football faces unfortunate 37-7 loss against Roosevelt Roughriders

The Mead Mavericks took on Roosevelt on Friday, Oct. 8

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Mead football is currently sitting at a 4-1 record this season. Photo by Ryan Brewster! Check him out @brew.shots on Instagram.

Jorja Haskin, Writer

On Friday, Oct. 8, the Roosevelt Roughriders beat the Mead Mavericks 37-7, marking Mead’s first tough loss to their season.

Both the No. 2 Mead and No. 1 Roosevelt football teams had a great start to their season, beating their opponents by over 40 points each game. When these teams went head to head last Friday night, the predictions for the game were a lot closer.

The game started off with rumbling of the bleachers as the Mavericks scored an opening drive touchdown in the initial five minutes of the first quarter. 

Roosevelt’s offense fired back in the second quarter, with a 25 yard touchdown pass and a field goal, leading the game 9-7 before halftime.

In the second half of the game, the Roughriders scored a total of 28 points, with several touchdowns and solid extra points.

When asked about the advantage of playing at Roosevelt with the amount of fan support, an athlete from Roosevelt’s football team, Jonah Masch (‘23), said, “The energy and momentum that our home crowd gives us can really affect our play at times… To play against Mead on our turf is something special.”

Despite the game being away for the MHS football team and the unfortunate loss that ended up playing out, Coach Klatt is always grateful for the fan support the team receives from the Mead community.

“We have the best community in the state,” he said. “[Our] crowd… travels very well.”

The game was recorded as 37-7 Roosevelt, making them 6-0 in the class of 3A. Mead will sit at a 4-1 record with an overall win rate of 80 percent.

They will face Skyview on Thursday, Oct. 14 at 7 p.m. on Mead’s home field.