Friday, November 27, 2009
Football scored a winning record by Alex Doig
The Concord-Carlisle Football Team’s 2009 season of ups and downs is coming to a close. The team will look to go eight and three for the year, playing their last game of the regular season on Thanksgiving Day against Bedford. If the Patriots can successfully down the Bedford Buccaneers, they will qualify for the play-offs and have a chance to play in the NFL Patriots’ Gillette Stadium.
Currently on a six-game winning streak, the CCHS Patriots have scored 285 points, many of which were made in the 40-0 trampling of Arlington on October 23. However, not all of the Patriots’ wins this season were by such a large margin. Just the week before Arlington, the Patriots won a real nail-biter, 41-40, on the road against Westford Academy. Earlier in the season, the team triumphed over Newton South with a score of 21-19.
Although the team will end up with a winning record, the winning did not start right away. The Patriots dropped their first game 20-19 against Methuen High School and their second game to Lexington High School 15-20. Their third loss came at home against Acton-Boxborough on October 2. With one minute left in the fourth quarter, quarterback Peter George, a junior formerly of Carlisle, rushed for a touchdown on fourth-and-goal to bring the Patriots within one point of their rival team. With virtually no time left on the clock, the Patriots decided to go for a two-point conversion to win the game. Unfortunately, their attempt was unsuccessful and the team went home unhappy with the final score of 14-13. The beginning of their year was tough, but after that, the players came through and had some quality wins that they fought hard for.
Overall, the Patriots have had an exciting and successful season which will hopefully be replicated in the years to come. ∆
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