Daniel Izquierdo and Isaias Martinez
On Friday, September 15th the Boys Varsity Football team traveled to Darien High School to play their second game of the season against the reigning FCIAC and State Champions. Darien proved to be too much for the Senators as the Blue Wave remain undefeated beating McMahon 47-0.
Senior wide receiver and safety Chris Ehlers ( number 85) had been interviewed after the game. we asked him: How do you feel having one game a week compared to other sports having 2-3 games, and with the one opportunity you have, you lose?
When asked about only having one game a week, starting receiver and safety said “I feel that it’s harder on the team when we lose since we don’t get as many opportunities, other sports would have a game the next day, this makes it harder to go to states. Football you go 8-2 and you might not come close to making playoffs as other sports you can go 8-8 and go to states.”
McMahon Varsity Football's last win was in 2015 against Fairfield Warde for their senior night. They have been on a 13 game losing streak but are heading into week three against Staples looking for a win.
Tsai Zoe, Kelete Sherald and Tristan Casa
McMahon Varsity football lost to Darien 47-0 on Friday night, Sept. 15th at Darien High School. Senators could not keep up with Blue Wave deep attack, giving up 21 points through the air and 28 points on the run.
A.J. Albano, McMahon’s head coach, questioned the team’s effort and discipline at the close of the game.
”You can’t get 100% results with 50% commitment,” said Albano.
The Senators lack the ability to stop the Blue Wave’s overpowering D-line, shutting McMahon's run game down and holding them to under 100 rushing yards.
Darien football has been a powerhouse for past 9 years, winning six state championships and five league championships. By the looks of it, Darien might be on there way for a 7 state championship.
One potential reason for the 0-2 start could be because of the difficulty in opponents. Their first three games start with the top teams in the FCIAC. Wilton, the first game, was 7-3 last year. Darien was 10-0, and McMahon’s next game coming up on the 23rd with Staples, matches them up against an 8-2 team from last year.
But after these games, McMahon has some easier opponents like Ludlowe (10/5), Bridgeport Central (10/20), Fairfield Warde(11/3), Norwalk (11/23), and Stamford (10/13).
Going forward in the season, the Senators are very excited. “Going into this season, I feel like mental preparation is important. You know telling yourself to get that extra yard and telling yourself you can run that extra sprint. Being mentally tough will form into men," said Kelete Sherald.