By Anthony Damon ‘18
The boys football team is off to a hot start, beginning the season with a 6-0 record. The team is looking to continue their success by working hard, and continuing to execute on gameday. With just over half, the season complete, the boys are looking to ride the momentum they’ve built up in the first half of the season, and continue winning.
“It’s been great so far, but we know our work isn’t done,” said Tyshawn Young ’18. “We just need to continue executing our game plan, and outworking the competition in order to continue our success this season.”
The Hornets opened their season against Port Richmond, and they came out firing. The offense was clicking on all cylinders, and the defense didn’t allow a point the entire game. Winning by a score of 44-0, the Hornets were already looking ahead to the next game.
“We’re happy about this game, but are focused on next week,” said Benjamin Villette ’18. “We know that this is a long season, and we have to bring it every game if we want to achieve our goals for this season.”
In the second game the Hornets came out strong once again. The offense and defense looked pristine, and the Hornets rolled to a 2-0 with a 42-6 victory over John F. Kennedy Campus.
“It was a great team win,” said Daoud Farraj ’18. “We came out and executed just like we talked about in practice, and we came away with a win.”
Matthew Thomas ’18 said, “We played a great game as a team, and we’re looking to do the exact same thing next week. As long as we play our game we’ll be fine.”
The third game of the season was a much different story. The Hornets faced off against Susan Wagner and traded shots the entire game. Both teams went back and forth, but the Hornets came out on top by a final score of 28-22.
“It was a tough game,” said Dontae McGriff ’19. “We came out with the win, but we know that we must play better if we want to keep winning. We learned a lot this game that will help us get better in practice, and prepare for next week’s game.”
The next game was similar and was close throughout its entirety. In the end, the Hornets came out on top, defeating South Shore 12-7. The fifth game of the season featured the Hornets returning as a dominant force. The offense came out swinging once again, and the defense was tremendous, only allowing one touchdown in the game. The final score, Hornets 56, Grand Street Campus 6. The boys continue their winning against Brooklyn Tech, beating them handily by a score of 46-8. The team hopes to continue riding this six-game winning streak next Friday, October 20, when they face off against Lincoln.
With a little more than half the season in the books, the team looks to continue their success, and earn a playoff berth. The boys are looking to finish the regular season with a better record than last year’s 6-4, and as of right now it looks like they’re well on their way to surpassing that.