Marist Football: It’s Time


Photographer: Maddy Djuric

The Varsity Football team finished their season in the 3rd round of playoffs after a 11-2 record.

By Grace Delmonte, Editor-In-Chief

The‌ ‌banner‌ ‌is‌ ‌broken.‌ ‌The‌ ‌powder‌ ‌is‌ ‌thrown.‌ ‌The‌ ‌pregame‌ ‌chant‌ ‌is‌ ‌complete.‌ ‌Welcome‌ ‌to‌ ‌Friday‌ ‌Night‌ ‌Lights‌‌‌,‌ ‌‌Marist‌ ‌style.‌ ‌ ‌

Marist‌ ‌football‌‌ ‌is‌ ‌a‌ ‌team‌ ‌of‌ ‌tradition,‌ ‌excellence,‌ ‌and‌ ‌skill‌‌ ‌has‌ ‌a‌ ‌long‌ ‌tradition‌ ‌of‌ ‌excellence,‌ ‌and‌ ‌the‌ ‌2019‌ ‌team‌ ‌seeks‌‌ ‌‌to‌ ‌embody‌ ‌that‌ ‌tradition‌ ‌every‌ ‌day‌‌. Training‌ ‌from‌ ‌May‌ ‌to‌ ‌December,‌ ‌these‌ ‌boys‌ ‌know‌ ‌discipline,‌ ‌respect,‌ ‌and‌ ‌grit.‌ ‌All‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌practices,‌ ‌nutrition,‌ ‌sleep,‌ ‌and‌ ‌exercise‌ are exemplified ‌on‌ ‌the‌ ‌field‌ ‌as‌ ‌the‌ ‌boys‌ ‌dominate.‌ ‌Lee‌ ‌Fenstermacher‌ ‌’20,‌ ‌a‌ ‌senio‌r‌ ‌ ‌offensive‌ ‌tackle‌,‌ ‌says‌ ‌that‌ ‌he‌ ‌goes‌ ‌“to‌ ‌practice‌ ‌every‌ ‌day‌ ‌looking‌ ‌forward‌ ‌to‌ ‌seeing‌ ‌everyone‌ ‌and‌ ‌making‌ ‌memories‌ ‌and‌ ‌is‌ ‌going‌ ‌to‌ ‌miss‌ ‌‌that‌ ‌a‌ ‌lot‌ ‌once‌ ‌it’s‌ ‌all‌ ‌over.”‌‌

‌‌              After‌ ‌finishing‌ ‌the‌ ‌regular‌ ‌season with a‌ ‌‌9-1‌‌ ‌record‌,‌‌ ‌with‌ ‌its‌ ‌lone‌ ‌loss‌ ‌in‌ ‌triple‌ ‌overtime‌ ‌to‌ ‌rival‌ ‌Blessed‌ ‌Trinity‌ ‌in‌ ‌their‌ ‌final‌ ‌game,‌‌ ‌‌the‌ ‌Marist‌ ‌football‌ ‌team‌ ‌dominated‌ ‌with‌ ‌good‌ ‌sportsmanship‌ ‌and‌ ‌skill.‌ ‌Beating‌ ‌St.‌ ‌Pius,‌ ‌Canyon‌ ‌Springs,‌ ‌and‌ ‌many‌ ‌others,‌ ‌the‌ ‌team‌ ‌knows‌ ‌how‌ ‌to‌ ‌achieve‌ ‌victory.‌ ‌This‌ ‌is‌ ‌thanks‌ ‌to‌ ‌the‌ ‌determined‌ ‌coaching‌ ‌staff,‌ ‌the‌ ‌early‌ ‌morning‌ ‌summer‌ ‌workouts,‌ ‌and‌ ‌respect‌ ‌instilled‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌boys.‌ ‌The‌ ‌team‌ ‌knows‌ ‌tradition‌ ‌well,‌ ‌from‌ ‌hauling‌ ‌to‌ ‌Mad‌ ‌Italian‌ ‌or‌ ‌team‌ ‌dinners‌ ‌during‌ ‌the‌ ‌week.‌ ‌

Following the defeat by the recent three-time state champions, Blessed Trinity, the team “had to work hard to move past an emotional setback and get ready to make a strong push into the playoffs,” according to Head Coach, Alan Chadwick. He also said that “they had to re-establish toughness, physicality, and the confidence needed to make a strong run.” ‌

In the playoffs, the War Eagles had an amazing home win against the tough opponent of Cedartown followed by a road victory at Carver Columbus. Sadly, the boys fell on the road to state to the eventual state runner-up Oconee County. Hard work and determination allow for excellence on the football field for our War Eagle team.