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Friday, November 28, 2003


A football team that never quits

The Concord-Carlisle football team is 4-6 thus far (1-5 in the DCL) but the record does not do the season justice. The Patriots fell to Wayland and Westford by just three points scored with seconds to go. Wayland scored a touchdown with 1:21 to go in the game to put them ahead 6-3 in the final score. Westford kicked a field goal with eight seconds remaining in the game to win it 10-3. The Patriots also lost to Newton-South by a second-half touchdown. It was a season of unlucky breaks for C-C but the team never lost heart and never quit.

Quarterback Steven Bodnar passes the ball downfield.(Photo by Carol Bailey of Anderson Photo in Concord)

Senior tri-captain Danny Hoffman of Carlisle was a leader on offense and defense. Playing fullback, Hoffman rushed for better than 600 yards on the season. As a safety, Hoffman was consistently there to break up plays. Junior Steven Bodnar started at quarterback for the Patriots and played a solid season. Senior John Stone played split-end for the Patriots while sharing time with senior Frank Longo. Junior Mark Lakness was a key player on offense as a guard and defense as a linebacker for CC this season. He has better than 40 tackles on the season for a very strong Patriots defense. Juniors Sean DeBruzzi and Kevin Tarca both filled in on both sides of the ball in many games. DeBruzzi started five games at halfback for the Patriots and two at outside linebacker. Tarca started five games both ways and played strong at offensive and defensive tackle. The Patriots look to finish the season with a win against Bedford on Thanksgiving Day at home on the C-C field, and to rebound next season.

2003 The Carlisle Mosquito