Buccaneers win Super Bowl LV, Tom Brady’s Seventh Ring



Bucanneers safety Antonio Winfield Jr. gives Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill the peace sign after stopping the Chiefs with two minutes left.

Matt Marasco, Sports Editor

On February 7th the Kansas City Chiefs and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers squared off in Super Bowl LV, with the Buccaneers winning 31-9 in their own stadium. Although the Buccaneers played well, the storyline was mostly about what the Chiefs did wrong.

“I was rooting for the Chiefs the whole time, but they played a terrible four quarters,” said freshman Zach Neidoff.

The Chiefs started off the first-quarter scoring with a field goal by kicker Harrison Butker and looked to be playing very well, but they soon had many problems. With left and right starting tackles absent due to injuries, Patrick Mahomes the quarterback for the Chiefs ended up running 497 yards before throwing the ball during the game. That is the most for a quarterback in the Super Bowl era. Although they had some good drives after this, the Buccaneers defense which played extremely well, stopped them to only nine total points.

“The Bucs’ pass-rush is what sealed the fate for the Chiefs,” said Freshman Sofia Maciel.

The Buccaneers played an almost perfect game to earn Tom Brady’s 7th career Super Bowl win and the Bucs’ second. Many doubters thought the Bucs were not going to have a good season, but they definitely proved the doubters wrong.

Star running back Leonard Fournette was cut last offseason by the Jaguars; he was vital for the Bucs, scoring two touchdowns in the Super Bowl win. Wide Receiver Antonio Brown and tight end Rob Gronkowski were planning on watching this season from their couches, but when Bruce Arians called them, they both overperformed by scoring three touchdowns combined in the Super Bowl.

The Buccaneers will be a Super Bowl team to remember after having a losing record last season to winning the Super Bowl with home-field advantage in the next.

“At first I did not believe in the Bucs, but I was one of the few to think they were going to win the Super Bowl,” said freshman George Straub.

Overall, this season was great despite COVID-19 setbacks, and although many people wanted to see a close game, the Buccaneers truly played well and proved the Pharcyde’s predictions wrong.