The St. Anthony’s varsity football team is off to a challenging though hopeful start. The season started with a loss to New Jersey’s 14th ranked Delbarton on September 9th. Although the team played well, mistakes on special teams cost the Friars an opening victory. With the game in reach, the team couldn’t convert a winning field goal. The game ended in a heartbreaking 21–20 loss.
The Friars rebounded against arch-rival Chaminade, however, with a resounding 48–29 win. The victory was bittersweet, as the team lost starting senior quarterback Bo Waters to injury for six to eight weeks. His absence was felt in the 14–12 loss to Christ the King the week thereafter, when the Friars couldn’t generate enough offense through the air.
There is hope for the rest of the season, however; the defense has been stout, and there is new talent on both sides of the ball after a series of personnel and position changes.
Article written by: Mahon Walsh
Mahon is a Junior at St. Anthony’s and has worked at Scoreboard since last spring. He plays on the varsity Football Team and is member of National Honor Society and Friar Faithful.