Washington Township football falls to Kingsway Dragons in upset loss


Maddie Gleason '24, Sports Editor

On Friday, October 1st, the Washington Township Minutemen football team was defeated by the Kingsway Dragons with a final score of 21-14. This game was Township’s first loss of the season, and it brings their season record to 4-1.

The Minutemen started the first quarter out strong, holding the Dragons scoreless. Both teams started picking up speed in the 2nd quarter, and Township scored a long touchdown to go up 7-0. Kingsway also made moves on offense, getting the ball down the field quickly, but they were unable to put any points on the board. By the end of the first half, the score of the game was 7-0 with Washington Township in the lead.

Up until that point, on both the offensive and defensive sides of the ball, Washington Township had been playing a strong and steady game. The team was able to hold their ground against the stiff competition brought by Kingsway.

At the start of the third quarter, the Minutemen began to struggle. In the second half, the defense had a hard time blocking the Dragon offense, and allowed them to score their three touchdowns, including the game winning score on 4th down.

The offense also struggled, but they were able to make multiple drives down the field to get close to the end zone, which turned into one more touchdown for Township. Their second touchdown was made by senior RB Jo’Nathan Silver, and it brought their total points to 14.

Township plays again on Friday, October 8th at 7pm home against the Williamstown Braves for the Washington Township homecoming game.

Leighanna Schweikert