On the Road: PPHS Versus Noblesville Home School


    The PPHS football team hits the road for the first time this season to play against Noblesville Homeschool at Traders Point this Friday. Both teams with a record of 1-2 are fighting to go into their 5th game with a neutral record. PPHS is coming out of a rough loss against Cardinal Ritter where a lot was learned in the face of defeat.

    Quaterback Solomon Livingston dashing with the football

    Not all is for waste though according to Coach Chang the loss against a very seasoned program showed a lot of the team’s growth, “We can compete with them, but again we self-imploded and we didn’t do the things we needed to do. I think we were up 19-13 by half[time] but if we continue to do what we sh

    Techies pushing against the defensive line

    ould do we should win every game.” This was PPHS’s first time playing Cardinal Ritter, but this week we face a familiar opponent with the Noblesville Lions, a team our Techies have faced since our founding season. 

    Coach Chang hopes this is a turning point for the season he said, “What nice is that there is a good connection between this team and former head coach Dante. You know he worked there for four years, coached there for four years. Fun fact: We are 0-3 against them so this is a good opportunity to go 1-3 against them [and] put ourselves on the map. I know athletically and talent-wise we are way better than them, but again it comes back to whether we can execute, whether we have the mental discipline, and whether we can actually be a team to win.” Eli Hannon, starting wide receiver and safety, joined our program last year and has already felt defeat against Noblesville, but believes this year’s outcome will be different. “I think for this week what it will take for us to win is just playing our game, limiting the turnovers, and just [not] slow[ing] down,” is what Eli thought would bring his team to success this Friday.

    While the game is still a toss-up MaxPreps, a high school sports database, has the score ending 24 to 16.7 in Purdue’s favor. This game may be what Purdue needs to turn this season’s .33 win rate into something more favorable. The next fight on the Techies’ list is against the Tindley Tigers on the road on September 15th.

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    Carter Killilea, Journalist
    Carter Killilea is a writer for PPHS Now in the class of 2025. Carter puts most of his energy into extracurriculars like football, volleyball, and robotics.Otherwise Carter is passionate about nature and the preservation of the ecosystem. Currently, Carter's post highschool interests lie in engineering and science, but regardless of his path, he hopes to succeed. Lastly, Carter has a strong disdain for poetry, speeches, taxes, and government.
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