One last victory

The Bomber Football Team did not waste a moment on the field and left John Burch Park as Section Champions after their last game of the season.


Emma Louwagie

Marcus Banks, number 16, and Beau Zimmerman, number 46, celebrate a touchdown during the Section Championship game.

Just when Cannon Falls High School thought things were hitting the peak of bad news, COVID-19 swept away the remaining weeks of the 2020 football season. The season was supposed to end with a bracket of seven teams playing for section champs but was forced to a halt just before fall break. The team was allowed to finish off the season with one championship game between the number two seed, St. Croix Lutheran and the number one seed, the Cannon Falls Bombers. 

On Friday, October 20th, the boys stepped on to their home field for the very last time this season and for seniors, the last time ever. Anyone watching the game could see the fire in the boys’ eyes and hearts as they powered through the game. Junior running back and safety, Colton Loeschke, took a hard fall early in the game. Loeschke was rushed to the emergency room with a dislocated elbow, and sadly was unable to return for the rest of the game. Loeschke explained that in the moment, the pain wasn’t noticeable. He was more worried about not being able to play the last game with his boys. He was luckily able to make it back to the field in time to celebrate with the team during the final minutes of the game. The Bombers were determined to go home with a victory and no one could get in the way of that. The fight paid off, ending the game with a solid win and with a score 56-21. The Cannon Falls Bombers are the 2020 Section Champs.

The team was loaded with fifteen seniors this year: Carter Ekstrom, Richnigthder Laurie, Marcus Banks, Owen Edstrom, Jake McAdam, Loden Bell, Carson Kronenberger, Lukas Hoffman, Dillen Anderson, Devin Sexton, Camden Dicke, Matthew Hoffman, Michael Steinhibel, Riley Miller, and Mason Anderson-Rosebear. Each and every one of these athletes deserves recognition because they all played an important role in making their final season a great one. From working hard in practice everyday to that work paying off in games, they all had an outstanding senior season. Mason Anderson-Rosebear explains that the game on Friday was an exact representation of how the team plays. They play with spunk and everyone who watches will pick up on that right away. Anderson-Rosebear goes on to describe their season as “perfect” which is nothing but the truth. Banks followed by saying that the season was “wild” and that he will most certainly miss playing with all of the seniors together.

Even though the Bomber football team’s season was cut short because of COVID-19, it will forever be one to remember for everyone. Whether it’s a player or someone in the crowd, the 2020 football season has had a “wow” effect on everyone. Ending the season with a record of 7-0, the boys are grateful to have gotten as lengthy of a season as they did.