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The Super Bowl Unwrapped


The annual Super Bowl marks the end of the National Football League season. The Super Bowl is the championship game that takes place on the first Sunday in February every year. The teams faced off this year at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. The road to the Super Bowl is a long season, with many challenges, setbacks, and injuries for all teams, but only two teams can make it there. 

This year’s nail-biting matchup was between the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs. Both teams had a solid record on the season, with the 49ers being 14 and 5 and the Chiefs being 14 and 6, respectively. With the odds and unanimous predictions stacked against them (According to The MMQB Staff), the Kansas City Chiefs took the playoffs by storm. They are led by their star quarterback, Patrick Mahomes, to their fourth Super Bowl appearance in five years. They will face the strong 49ers team, who have pulled off two come-from-behind wins in playoffs to secure their spot in this year’s Super Bowl. 

The predictions were split on who would win, so people were excited to watch this final face-off. The drama that surrounds the game and the players also adds to the excitement. The drama started with the rising power couple Travis Kelce and Taylor Swift. While some admire their relationship, many are upset about the amount of spotlight she gets, feeling that it distracts from the focus on the game itself. 

From the opening kickoff, the tension between the two teams was intense. The momentum shifted constantly, with the 49ers scoring the first touchdown in the second quarter, taking a 10-0 lead. Heading into halftime, the 49ers were still up 10-3, but there was a momentum switch coming out of halftime, and the Chiefs captured a 13-10 lead. The teams went back to back as the fourth quarter progressed, tying at 19 a piece, which sent the Super Bowl into overtime for only the second time in history. In overtime, the 49ers could not find the end zone against the Chief’s defense. In the last play of the game, Mahomes passed to Mecole Hardman, ending the game with a 3-yard touchdown and bringing home the fourth Super Bowl win for the Kansas City Chiefs. 

The conclusion of this thrilling Super Bowl matchup marks not just the end of a football season but the culmination of months of dedication and passion from both the 49ers and the Chiefs. From the opening kickoff to the final play, fans witnessed a game filled with intense moments and unforgettable performances by both teams. Who knows what will come next in the future of the Super Bowl?

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About the Contributors
Mallory Axline
Mallory Axline, Staffer
Mallory Axline, a 18 year old senior who was born and raised in San Diego. You will get to know Mallory better through her articles. She has played varsity softball for the past four years and will continue her athletic and academic career at University of San Diego. She loves spending her down time with her friends, going to the beach, and getting boba. After college she plans to do something with her business degree.
Nikole Egan
Nikole Egan, Staffer
Niki Egan, a 17 year old senior is someone you will get to know very well on her stories. Her love for volleyball is shown in her 3 years competing on the lady dons cathedral team and her commitment to University of Washington for beach volleyball. Niki loves the beach, boba and pretty much anything she can do with her friends. At Washington she plans to major in Business and Real Estate and hopes to become a Real Estate Agent in the future.

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