The Buccaneers win the Super Bowl!


The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have won Super Bowl LV! Although many had faith in the Kansas City Chiefs, they ended up with a tough loss.

Gabrielle Phillips, News/Editorials Editor

  For the first time since 2003, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers won the fifty-fifth Super Bowl Sunday night with a final score of 31-9. The Bucs are the first team to host the Super Bowl, play in the game, and win. Due to pandemic restrictions, this was the first time this has happened, and it is likely the last. Tom Brady has done it again with the help of Leonard Fournette and Rob Gronkowski. Although many people had their hopes up for Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs, the team ended up falling short. 

  Tom Brady was named the Most Valuable Player of the game, with no surprise. He has won seven of the ten Super Bowls he has been to. No matter what team he is on, he is able to maintain his G.O.A.T status. Brady managed to average 40 touchdowns this season and 4,633 yards. It was no surprise that the Bucs secured a win. 

  The Kansas City Chiefs were aiming for their second consecutive Super Bowl win. Tyreek Hill (Chiefs) who averaged fifteen touchdowns this year was scoreless in the game, as well as Travis Kelce who averaged eleven. Mahomes was left scrambling, as well as playing with a broken toe. Their offense never got going, and they had to focus on getting field goals as the Bucs were scoring touchdowns. 

  The game not only made history with the first hosting game, but also had the first female referee, along with mostly vaccinated healthcare workers in the audience, with cardboard cutouts of fans as well. 

  Tampa Bay had a great year in professional sports such as hockey and baseball. The Lightning won the Stanley Cup, and even though they didn’t win, the Rays made it to the World Series. This unexpected Super Bowl win just adds to the city’s strength in pro sports.