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.