On a roll: Ronan Chiefs eyeing playoffs
RONAN — With regular season play coming to an end Saturday, Oct. 26, the Chiefs have been tearing it up hoping to secure that coveted playoff slot.
The Chiefs have won their last two games but need just one more. According to sixth year Head Coach Jim Benn, even with the win “it all comes down to math.” Playing the numbers puts the Chiefs in a tough spot, but Benn will not let that deter his team’s hopes. With hard work, perseverance, luck and heart, the Chiefs will not just lie down.
“We’re getting there,” Benn said. “We have a good chance.”
And with the Chiefs pulling out their big guns at the end of the season they have lit the fire at the perfect time.
“We just need things to work out a certain way,” he said.
Friday night’s Senior Night game was definitely a great way for the Chiefs to finish their home game play under Ronan’s ever-glowing lights. The Chiefs came away with the 44-19 win against Mission’s Bulldogs and for the seniors it was somewhat of a bittersweet moment in their last game on Ronan’s home field.
Seniors QB Connor Benn and Lucas Gerhardt brought the fans to their feet and got the pom-poms shaking with Friday night’s performance. Benn was complete on both of his two passes for 51 yards with two successful scores and Gerhardt rushed 80 yards, bringing the ball to the end zone three times for the Chiefs.
Even though it’s been somewhat of an “up and down season,” Benn is proud of the way the kids have come along. He is incredibly pleased with his senior class.
“They’re a great group of kids and each one has brought something to the table,” he said. “I have known most of these kids since the seventh grade, they’re a good gang.”
As for his up and coming juniors, Benn foresees great things from them. “They’re solid athletes,” he said. “A fun-loving group.”
The Chiefs will take their fire to Florence Oct. 25 to battle it out for that final playoff spot.
Ronan 44, Mission 19
Ronan 6 31 7 0 – 44
Mission 3 0 8 8 - 19