(La Porte, IN) - Slicers fans are still buzzing over the Friday night high school football victory on the road against Penn. It was the first time La Porte has beaten the Kingsmen since 2006.
Though they might not be as impressive as previous years, the Penn win was still essential for first-year head coach David Ortiz. Slicers radio commentator on 96.7 the Eagle, Chip Jones, says it’s too early to tell if this is a down year for the Kingsmen, but a victory over Penn is huge regardless.
“Penn is always Penn. They’re working with like 3,500 kids,” Jones said.
La Porte plays Valparaiso at home this coming Friday night. Valparaiso is one of the top teams in the state and is currently ranked #4 in Class 5A. Valparaiso blew out the Kingsmen in the season opener.
In a significant blow to the Slicers, they will have to play without starting quarterback R.J. Anglin who was taken out of the game against Penn in what appeared to be a leg injury.