Football team bounces back after rough start, looks to star players to excel


Kathryn Ercolani

The offense gets set to start the play in a win over DeLaSalle.

The BSM football team is well on their way toward success this 2015 season.  With a 43-22 win against long-time rival DeLaSalle last Friday night, the Red Knights are floating on cloud nine and looking forward to the rest of their season.  “Our team has reached and exceeded expectations this year. After losing so many essential seniors last year, a lot of people thought we would have a down year. However, to nobody’s expectations, we are 2-2 and on a roll,” junior captain Eric Wilson said.

The squad has faced two tight losses against Orono and Cooper, but redeemed themselves by defeating Irondale and DeLaSalle.  “Cooper was a great game, obviously we lost, which was very tough especially to lose in that manner, but the atmosphere of the game, and the intensity with which everyone played was remarkable.” senior captain Charlie Wolfe said.  “It was great to see the team bounce back when everyone was saying we were overmatched and we had just been smoked by Orono, but we came out and played with one of the better teams in the state.”

The captains have gone above and beyond to be great role models for their teammates.  “The captains have been really good leaders this year; they always set high standards for all players on the field and create a great team dynamic,” junior quarterback Will Whitmore said.

Not only have the captains been the glue that’s kept the team intact and set on their goals this 2015 season, but the coaches have also devoted themselves to drive their players to improve each and every day.  “Our coaches have been great this year, they work really hard at diagramming the other teams’ plays and game planning to give us our best chance to win. They also help us work on fundamentals, as well as by being supportive and helpful if anybody is going through problems on the field,” Charlie Wolfe said.

Although the season hasn’t hit full throttle, captain Eric Wilson believes his team is on a path of great potential this 2015 season.  “We will be smaller than a lot of teams we play this year, so we will face adversity.  However, we have athletes that can run and play with anybody in the state,” Wilson said.