By Justin Louis & Dorrran Ladouceur
The football team at McMahon has been on a rough skid this year. Currently their record stands at 0-5 as the team rebuilds their program. This past Saturday our football team faced the #1 team in the state Darien, with the final score being 54-17. Coach Albano knew this game would be a tough one for his young football team. “Playing the #1 team in the state is not easy. I thought the kids played really well in the beginning, but it’s hard to keep up with a team like that and especially when you turn the ball over, they capitalize on your mistakes.” However there was a bright spot to take away from this loss. Jamie Taylor.
Jamie Taylor, a four year player on the McMahon football team, scored his 1st varsity touchdown this past Saturday. Taylor, who has down sydrome, ran to the endzone for 60 yards to score. It was an exciting moment for everyone on the team. Chris Druin (‘18) recalls that moment, “It was definitely special to see Jamie score. Just seeing how happy he was to run the ball down the field, it’s probably one of the best feelings you could get.”
This Friday our football team takes on Trumbull as they look to earn their 1st win. “Better preparation for the teams we have to play against, forget about what’s happened and look forward to who we have,” says Chris Druin as the team looks to take one game at a time..
Show some school spirit and come out to support our Brien McMahon football team this Friday as they play Trumbull at 7:00pm under the lights at Jack Casagrande Field.