Horace Greeley High School's football team lost to John Jay High School on Saturday at John Jay's homecoming.
Because of the loss, Greeley won't have a playoff appearance this year, according to Coach Tim Sullivan.
John Jay defeated Greeley by 33-21. The Indians won with five touchdowns while the Quakers scored three.
Sullivan cited factors including tackling as difficulties.
“I thought we had opportunities to get in the ball game," he said.
Despite the loss, Sullivan praised his team for not quitting, noting that they were down 21-0 at one point but got to 21-14 for the halftime.
The win was significant for John Jay, however, as the players won in their homecoming game and play in front of a large and excited crowd. John Jay will also get a playoff spot as a result, according to Coach Jimmy Clark
“We had a nice week of practice. We were excited to play Greeley," said Clark.
Talking to reporters after the game, Clark emphasized the importance of making blocks, which he felt the team succeeded in against Greeley. Clark added that he felt the team was successful in stopping Quakers' quarterback Cameron Ciero.
Greeley, which is now 3-3, will next play against Gorton. John Jay, which is 5-1, will play rival Fox Lane at its next game.