The Last Game of the Season
BMHS PrideTime Reporter
The highly anticipated Thanksgiving football game that Brien McMahon plays with their school rival Norwalk High will be taking place this Thursday. With the game coming up, football players are prepping in hopes of winning. Kelete Sherald, reporter for BMHS PrideTime, sat down with Michael Macari (‘19) and Patrick Coulter (‘20) to find out what this game means to them and to give us a taste of what it feels like being on the field playing rather than sitting on the bleachers and watching.
Given that you’re a sophomore, which means that you’ll be playing in your first Thanksgiving game, are you nervous?
"I've watched Thanksgiving games for many years and to finally get the chance to play in it, it's surreal. As a sophomore, I'm not nervous but more excited to play in a game that means so much, but with so much anticipation for this rivalry game it's hard not to be. With that being said, my nerves are calmed because I'm confident in my team."
What do you think it will take to beat the Norwalk High Bears?
"We just need to put everything together. The whole season we've had flashes. I know that we are a good team and when everything is clicking, we can play our best. If we are able to beat that team, we can raise that Testa Trophy on Thanksgiving."
How do you feel about this being the last game of your sophomore season?
"It's crazy to see how time flies. It feels like it was yesterday that I was suiting up as a freshman for last year's Thanksgiving game. For now, I just have to work as hard as possible at practice and on Thursday. After that, I think it's going to take a while for it to set in that the next time I pad up, I'll be a junior."
Michael Macari ('19)
Kelete: Is the Thanksgiving game a big deal to you, or do you feel like this is just another normal game?
“This, being my second Thanksgiving game, it’s becoming more like a huge game because I know how many people will be there but I like to treat it as a normal game."
Like many sports team, the football team use music to boost their energy and assist in providing confidence.
Is there a specific genre of music you listen to get pumped for the game?
"Not specifically but I like to listen to soft music to calm me down way before the game. Then when it gets close to game time, I like to listen to some crazy stuff to get myself pumped."
Since this game is against your school rivals, do you feel like your performance is different against Norwalk High compared to when you play against other schools?
"No, I go out and play my hardest no matter what game i'm playing in. But the adrenaline is definitely higher because it’s Thanksgiving."
Would you like to say anything else?
"Make sure you're at the game Thursday at 10:30 on our M, thank you."
Michael Macari, Patrick Coulter and all the other football players are ready for this year’s Thanksgiving game. Be sure to be there on the M at 10:30 a.m. to support our boys and show school spirit!
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