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Ten Things I Loved About MIHS Football’s Victory Over Stadium High School

Photo by Alex Levin

The MIHS football team traveled to historic Stadium High School and won their third straight game this season 38-6, Friday, Sept. 24.

Because Stadium High School is the setting of 1999 teenage rom-com “10 Things I Hate About You,” I have decided to detail my thoughts on the game in a slightly unusual format.

Similar to the way Julia Stiles reveals her adoration for Heath Ledger toward the end of the movie, I have highlighted ten things that I loved about Friday’s football game:

I loved the way we threw the ball, I loved the final score,

The Fahey-to-Rogan touchdowns were too good to be ignored.

The Islanders’ passing offense was simply excellent. Quarterback Eli Fahey totaled three touchdown passes, two of which he threw to wide receiver Garrett Rogan. Fahey and Rogan also connected for a pair of touchdowns in their last game against Hazen.

I loved our three forced fumbles and our strong defensive scheme,

I loved our zero points allowed, excluding special teams.

Aside from an 85-yard kick-return touchdown from Stadium senior Berlie Fincham, the MIHS defense did not allow a single offensive point. The Islanders’ three forced fumbles were also a crucial factor throughout the game, because the turnovers resulted in 17 combined points.

I loved the gorgeous venue, it was worth the lengthy drive,

I loved to see our cheer team keeping MIHS spirit alive.

Between the school’s French Renaissance architecture and the stadium’s Puget Sound views, the grounds of Stadium High School were certainly worth enduring 60 minutes of rush hour I-5 traffic.

Also, while there were no more than ten Islander fans in the visitor stands, the MIHS Cheer team’s enthusiasm replicated the energy of a typical MIHS home game.

I love that we’re now 3-1, and how we can stand up tall,

and I mostly loved that the game wasn’t close,

not even a little bit,

not even at all.

For the second week in a row, the Islanders were dominant. I am eager to see how the team will stack up against a 4-0 Bellevue team next Friday, Oct. 1.

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Alex Levin, Editor in Chief
Alex is a senior at MIHS, and this is his fourth year as a member of the MIHS Islander staff. He is currently the Editor in Chief, and has previously served as the Sports Columnist and Sports Editor. In his free time, Alex enjoys running, playing saxophone and managing his fantasy football teams.  

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    abbyFeb 2, 2022 at 12:44 pm

    This was so creative and well written! Good job Alex!

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      Alex LevinFeb 11, 2022 at 4:48 pm

      Thank you!! I’m glad you liked it.

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    Kyle GerstelDec 17, 2021 at 12:02 pm

    I love the unique style of this article! One of the best and most creative sports pieces I’ve read.

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    TwomSep 28, 2021 at 10:23 am

    I love this article!!! Go MI!