Storm Football Turns Focus to Loras, Hunts for First Win


Simpson defeats University of Chicago 27-23.

by Erin Guzman

With two games under its belt, Storm Football has had to focus on playing not only tough opponents, but also themselves.

Tough losses to non-conference teams Bethel and St. Olaf have had the team thinking about what they need to get done on the field.

Head Football Coach Jim Glogowski feels there are many ways the team can improve even though they consistently put forth great effort and sport a quality attitude everyday.

“We need to be consistent,” Glogowski said. “Right now our biggest enemy is ourselves. We need to try and eliminate little mistakes.”

Assistant coach Joe Beschorner agrees that the team has a lot of potential, but in order to beat Loras, or any conference team, each player has to have strong focus.

“We’re going to take things as they come from week to week,” Beschorner said. “This Saturday we need to play one team, and that’s Loras. We have to focus on one game.”

Much of that focus comes from maintaining team unity, building mental and physical strength, and being competitive. Seniors Paul Scaletta and Matt Claassen know that they need to listen to what their coaches are saying.

“We have to work on running the ball and stopping their run,” Scaletta said. “Overall (we) need to cut out penalties and little mistakes (so) we can stay consistent and play well.”

Storm Football returns many strong players on both offensive and defensive lines despite having a young team. Things may have started out slow, but the team seems optimistic about the upcoming conference play.

“We have two ranked teams in the conference,” Claassen commented. “Every game is going to be tough and will take a great performance from the entire team to win.”

The Simpson Storm will face the Duhawks from Loras College in its second home game, on Saturday, Sept. 18 at 1 p.m.