Utica Makes Playoffs for First Time Since 2010


Jayy Emery

Senior Tyler Sulik catches up to his opponent, defending an incoming pass.

Donnie Krall and Reid Bonifas

In coach Matthew Marulli’s second year of head coaching for Utica High he has taken Utica back to the playoffs for the first time since 2010. After the teams previous year record of 4-5 the team improved to 5-4 and managed to make the playoffs.

The team will be facing off against Eisenhower High who has had a perfect record in the the regular season. The game will take place on October 27th at 7 p.m. on Swineheart Field.

“This opportunity to play against our turf-rival is heart pounding,” said senior Darin Pogasic.

The ironic fact about the match up is that the two teams share the field and they are going head to head on that very field. The chieftains who go to school across the street from the field will be playing from the visiting side of the field while the eagles will be on the home side of the field. The hype for this game is expected to be off the charts.

“We are very excited for this opportunity,” says senior Peter Miline, “We want to make the most out of this.”

Being an underdog is no stranger to Utica. Utica has always been known as an underdog and they will embrace this new identity.

“We know where we stand in the rankings,” said senior Sam Narusch, “we are going to embrace this underdog identity.”