Chaz Ekoniak, senior, has lead the Cats to a winning football season.

Alec Grzyb, Sports Writer

Struthers High School Football Team has the biggest game of the season facing Poland Seminary High School’s Bulldogs, their biggest rivals.

Ekoniak is ready to face his rival to compete for a home playoff game.

Struthers is hoping to end their three year losing streak against their rivals this year.

Senior Chaz Ekoniak who plays Wide Receiver and Safety looks forward to this game all year round.

“This rivalry is the most meaningful game to all of us. Every year this is one of the games that we look forward to because of all the history in the rivalry. We look to turn around the three year losing streak,” says Ekoniak.

Struthers is on the line for a home playoff game for week eleven. Depending on their big win or not will determine where they play.

The wide receiver would love a playoff game at home for his last year.

“It would mean the world to me that being able to beat them at home with a home playoff game on the line would mean that much more,” said Ekoniak.

The Struthers football team is on a four game winning streak the game Friday can make or break their streak.

Ekoniak is feeling good about the game and is hoping to win.

“I’m feeling good about the game. I think we prepared ourselves really well and I don’t know any teams that want to play us right now with the run that we’re on,” says Ekoniak.

Friday nights are fun for the team and school to celebrate. Seeing how the crowd goes crazy is always a good thing to see.

The Safety loves to celebrate with his teammates.

“My favorite part about Friday is celebrating with my teammates in the endzone,” said Ekoniak.