Calvin Singewald carries the ball and bulldozes through the competition.
Calvin Singewald carries the ball and bulldozes through the competition.
Torin Strecker

As the regular season winds down…

The Bomber football team has had an impressive regular season, with team chemistry at an all-time high.

The Cannon Falls Bomber Football team is well into their 2023 season with a current record of 6-2, recently coming off of an impressive win 73-12 against the Triton Cobras on October 6th. The team is strong this year due to the leadership of its four senior captains. The captains for the 2023 season are #27 Dylan Banks, #54 Nicholas Barrett, #85 Aaron Melhouse, and #8 Samuel Shepersky. 

Banks, a returning player from last year’s state team, said that the team chemistry is great, even better than last year. He explained, “We all love playing with each other,” and their connections on and off the field build trust in their performance. Many boys also play winter or spring sports together so the bond never dies. 

In addition to the team’s connection, they are hardworking. Barrett stated that with every practice and game, they learn and improve as individuals and collectively as a whole. As they continue to learn plays and routes, he mentioned they can continually improve on “knowing 100% what to do on each play.” The more aware they are of each other’s roles, the better they can play. 

Furthering their experience, all four captains know what it takes to become section champions, and this year, they want it again. Melhouse declared their team goal is to make an appearance in the state tournament, and then win it all. Until then, he said he especially loves gamedays and, “playing under the Friday night lights.”

The Bombers have big goals and combine all of these efforts into each week of practice. Shepersky summarized a week of the football team including film and weightlifting on Monday, “workdays” of intense practice on Tuesday and Wednesday, walkthroughs on Thursday as mental preparation, and a game on Friday. They lift again Saturday morning and review the film from the game the night before. The Bombers play many challenging teams throughout the season and Shepersky said they are always competing hard for that win, no matter the team. 

The Bomber Football team is led by head coach Dan Meyers as well as many assistant coaches by his side. The team had their final home regular season game on Wednesday, October 18th competing against the Chatfield Gophers. As the regular season winds down, come cheer the boys on for yet another exciting game. Go Bombers!