Carlin Barton, Alejandra Bonilla, and Josefa Herrera
McMahon’s Junior-Varsity Football team lost 40-7 versus Darien High School’s JV team last Saturday, September 16th at Darien High School.
At the game, Darien’s JV team greatly outnumbered McMahon because of a few McMahon players absent that day, which required freshmen players to be brought in to play.
McMahon made a small comeback in the second half but ultimately lost significantly to Darien, following the similar loss of McMahon’s Varsity team to Darien on Friday night.
Not many people came out to support the JV game on Saturday. Connor Barton, who is a BMHS Sophomore and a guard and linebacker on the JV team, said “There’s no school spirit because it’s just JV. But we would probably do better if more people showed up.”
School spirit has always been something Brien McMahon has been lacking, even at varsity team games. Lack of an audience at BMHS football games has been attributed to the team’s very apparent losing streak.
Most JV players, not just for football but for the majority of team sports at McMahon, would agree that it's useless to hope for a large crowd at the JV games.
“I don’t think a lot of people care about the JV team, but JV players are the ones that are going to be playing on Varsity within the next couple of years. We have good talent that I think with the right practice will positively affect the Varsity team. If everyone does their job, we could win games. I think the JV team has a lot of potential,” Barton said.