The Sharon High School Varsity Football Team kicked off their season September 8th against Weston hoping to show improvement from past seasons, and they did not disappoint.
Sharon starts off the season 1-0 with a 27-14 win against the Wildcats. Senior Captain Kyle Samuels opened up the game with a 51 yard TD and all the momentum was in Sharon’s favor after that play. The defense also showed up to play, holding Weston to 0 points at halftime as Junior Captain Gabe Korn caught an interception.
Captain Gabe Korn believes the team’s strongest skills are receiving and rushing. “I think two big strengths we have is our receiving core and our running back depth. I think we got good depth…And our receiving core is getting better with rising star Jacob Mcloughlin,” said Korn.
The team proved that they do not give up and leave it all on the field. “We have a lot of heart, we go 100% every play to the whistle, and we grind until the very end. I think we’re a very well rounded team with no weaknesses, just areas for improvement,” said Sophomore Ben Melamed.
After down years in the past there are high hopes for the Football program this year. Captain Kyle Samuels says that this team has potential. “One of the team’s biggest goals is trying to make it to the playoffs at least,” said Samuels.
Sophomore Harry Shynader says the main goal for the team should be to just win, but he would also like to enjoy the season while winning. “The goals for the team is to have fun, win games, and play as a team…and go to the state championship and win it for the town of Sharon,” said Shynader.
Even after the big win, Sophomore Varsity Starter Rony “Sunshine” Saab thinks there are still things the team can improve on. “We can improve on our blocking, the O-line can be a bit more aggressive and if we have wide open holes, Gabe can run through them,” said Saab.
Shynader also thinks the team can improve. “I believe we need to get some more pregame hype in the locker room and bus rides to the game,” he said.
Sharon has all the momentum heading into the next game after starting off the season 1-0. The team is confident and looking forward to their next game and hoping for a win against Westborough. “I think if people are communicating the assignments to each other, everyone will be in a better position to beat Westborough as well as the other opponents this year” said Shynader.