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Quiz: Which spring flower are you?
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Mason Cline, Staff Writer • March 1, 2024
Cloude Fewkes (‘24) stars during a performance of a recent Green Hope Theatre play, Almost Maine. Photo used with permission from Cloude Fewkes.
Talents of Theater: Cloude Fewkes
Justin Jackson, Staff Writer • March 1, 2024
Davis Drive Park has fields, Greenways and trails.
Gallery: Parks around town
Mason Cline, Staff Writer • February 26, 2024
Pinning down the win: Green Hope womens wrestling
Pinning down the win: Green Hope women's wrestling
Zoe Westerlund and Deepa RameshFebruary 23, 2024
Follow this link to purchase tickets for Green Hope Athletic events
Pinning down the win: Green Hope womens wrestling
Pinning down the win: Green Hope women's wrestling
Zoe Westerlund and Deepa RameshFebruary 23, 2024
Follow this link to purchase tickets for Green Hope Athletic events

Super Bowl LVIII preview: San Francisco 49ers vs. Kansas City Chiefs

In a rematch of the 2020 Super Bowl, the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs will face each other in Las Vegas, Nevada on Feb. 11 for Super Bowl LVIII.
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Though the Chiefs were a mediocre 5-4 at home, Patrick Mahomes has led Kansas City to the fourth Super Bowl of his career. Photo used with permission from Mr. Nathaniel Denton.

49ers Path 

Regular season (12-5): The 49ers were the dominant team in the NFC wire to wire, clinching the #1 seed after week 17 allowing them to rest their starters for the last game of the regular season.

Wild Card: Bye

Divisional Round: Playing the seventh-seeded Packers, the Niners struggled, trailing 21-14 entering the fourth quarter. However, behind a touchdown run from Christian McCaffrey and an interception by Dre Greenlaw, the 49ers were able to escape with the victory. 

Conference Championship game: Playing the third-seeded Lions, San Francisco once again struggled out of the gates. The Lions led 24-7 at halftime, but the 49ers were able to prevail 34-31 behind two rushing touchdowns from McCaferey and a rushing touchdown from Elijah Mitchell.

Chiefs Path 

Regular Season (11-6): Despite winning the AFC West for the eighth straight year, the Chiefs uncharacteristically struggled on offense. Their 371 points (21.8 per game) was their lowest total since 2014. 

Wild Card: Playing the sixth-seeded Dolphins in below-zero temperatures, the Chiefs’ offense found its stride scoring 26 points in a 19-point win. Kansas City’s defense continued their dominance, holding the second-best scoring offense to just seven points.

Divisional Round: In a rematch of the 2022 thriller that changed playoff overtime rules, the Chiefs faced the Bills in Buffalo. Behind two receiving touchdowns from Travis Kelce and no turnovers from the Kansas City offense, the Chiefs defeated the Bills 27-24.

Conference Championship: Playing the number 1 seed Baltimore Ravens, the Chiefs started strong, scoring touchdowns on both of their first two drives. After that, the offense went quiet, only scoring three more points for the remainder of the game. This lack of offense was sufficient for the Chiefs, as they forced a fumble on the 1-yard line, intercepted Lamar Jackson in the end zone, and strip-sacked Lamar in field goal range.

Offensive Comparison:

By all metrics, the 49ers offense was far superior to the Chiefs offense during the regular season. San Francisco has four First Team All-Pro’s on offense (the best player at every position) compared to Kansas City’s one. 

The only position where Kansas City has a clear advantage is at quarterback, with two-time MVP Patrick Mahomes leading the Chiefs as opposed to second-year, seventh-round quarterback Brock Purdy signal-calling for the Niners.

Defensive Comparison

Both top-10 defenses, the Chiefs and 49ers allowed under 18 points a game during the regular season. The Chiefs are led up front by Chris Jones who recorded double-digit sacks for the third time in his career and on the back end by All-Pro Trent McDuffie who had three sacks and five forced fumbles this year.

Whether you’re watching to see Taylor Swift, Usher or Patrick Mahomes this Super Bowl should be a close, exciting game.

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Mason Dean, Staff Writer
Mason is a junior at Green Hope and this is his first year on the staff. He loves sports and is on the varsity baseball and basketball teams here at Green Hope. Mason has a knack for math and history. Outside of school, he plays on a club baseball team and spends time with his 2 dogs, Margo and Olaf. While on break, Mason loves to travel to new places with his family. He has 3 siblings and in the future, he plans to play baseball in college and attain a mathematics degree.
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