By James Zygadlo ‘24

On Feb. 11, the Kansas City Chiefs took on the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LVIII at Allegiant Stadium. Millions of fans tuned in to watch the biggest game of the season. With that came many different predictions about who would win the trophy.

Senior Charlie Boyer said, “I wanted the 49ers to win, but had a bad feeling the Chiefs would come out ahead. It’s hard to bet against the Chiefs with Mahomes as their quarterback.”

The first half of the game started off slow with Jauan Jennings throwing the only touchdown to Christian McCaffrey to give the 49ers a 10-0 lead. The second quarter ended after Harrison Butker hit a 28-yard field goal to cut the 49ers lead down to seven. Up next was the highly anticipated halftime show where Usher performed.

Senior Jayson Polickey said, “I thought the halftime show was overrated. The best part was when Alicia Keys showed up, but even that couldn’t save the show.”

After an underwhelming halftime show, the Chiefs started out with the ball to begin the third quarter. After scoring ten unanswered points, the Chiefs finally took the lead with the entire fourth quarter to go. In the final seconds of regulation, Harrison Butker made the game-tying field goal to send the game into overtime.

Going into overtime, the 49ers got the ball first and had a successful drive resulting in a field goal, but the Chiefs still had an opportunity to put the game away. With three seconds left in overtime, Patrick Mahomes threw a 3-yard touchdown pass to Mecole Hardman Jr. to win the Super Bowl.

Senior John Lietz said, “I thought it was rigged. The NFL wanted the Chiefs to win because Taylor Swift was there, and I thought Andy Reid would retire.”

This Super Bowl may not have been the best, but definitely had its ups and downs. Hopefully, next year the big game will be more entertaining.