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Football Homecoming Game

Coach Derek Benton addresses the MACHS Football Team.

Coach Derek Benton addresses the MACHS Football Team.

Photo courtesy David D'Lugo

Coach Derek Benton addresses the MACHS Football Team.

Photo courtesy David D'Lugo

Photo courtesy David D'Lugo

Coach Derek Benton addresses the MACHS Football Team.

Bruno Silva, Reporter

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On October 19, 2018 Maya Angelou Community High School (MACHS)  had our homecoming game against Diego Rivera Learning Complex, which we lost 28-7. The players were very disappointed, as expected. Team Coach Derek Benton was perhaps the most disappointed out of everyone because he expected a great game and a win from his players.

 

A few days after the homecoming game, the Wolfpack Press sat down for an interview with the head coach of the football team. Benton reflected on the outcome: “I am very disappointed. I felt like the team let down a great opportunity to go to playoffs.” He believed that playoffs might have inspired the players to play hard to the very end. In terms of what he thought the team could have done better in the game, he thought that “the team could have stayed on their blocks till the play was over, made more tackles, the quarterback could have seen the perfect read for the receivers, [and] receivers could have ran much harder and caught the ball. Overall they could have executed better.” Coach Benton didn’t believe that the team played at their fullest and went as far as to say that they played like it was their first game. As far as highlights of the game, Benton said he was proud of his quarterback Omar Sahagun because he gave his fullest to the game. “Omar was the only reason why our team scored,” he stated.

 

All in all, the MACHS football team let down their coach, but regardless they kept their heads up and were thankful for their teammates’ efforts, including the coach. The players are proud to be part of the Wolfpack football team. Without a doubt they will be looking forward to return stronger and better for the next season.

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