With Holy Bowl days away, the Falcon football players feel confident they will avenge their loss from last season. The anticipation for Holy Bowl XLII is in full swing as the Falcon football players are in preparation mode for the big game. Holy Bowl is one of the most popular football games of the year […]
With Holy Bowl days away, the Falcon football players feel confident they will avenge their loss from last season.
The anticipation for Holy Bowl XLII is in full swing as the Falcon football players are in preparation mode for the big game. Holy Bowl is one of the most popular football games of the year and the football players have made it quite clear that last year’s loss to the Jesuit Marauders has not affected their mindset for this game or season.
“[We’re] more hungry to win,” says Ben McFadden (’13). Fellow senior Omari Gray (’13) agrees with his teammate saying, “Our 3-0 record gives us a clean slate this year.”
The Falcons will face a tough test on Saturday, though, as Jesuit has one of the more competitive football teams in Sacramento,
But the Falcons have ample confidence in their chances of winning as they have been working hard in practice and have been making adjustments on the field.
“This year we worked hard on managing the players by putting players in new positions,” Omari said.
The Falcons started their vigorous summer practices earlier this year along with bringing in new coaches to assist their Head Coach, Mr. George Petrissans. Part of their new coaching staff includes previous Jesuit head football coach, Mr. Dan Carmazzi.
McFadden says the new coaches have been warmly received that has the players’ love for Carmazzi especially has diffused throughout the entire program.
“We are always looked at as the underdog, we want to win it, [Coach Carmazzi] wants to win it,” he said. “We want to win it for him!”
Though Holy Bowl is the most important football game to the students, the football players beg to differ. They treat this game as they would any other believing each game is just as important as the last.
“I will prepare like I do every other game,” Gray states. “Eat a lot and relax. I always listen to music, like rap and rock to get pumped up”.
But even though they will be treating Holy Bowl like a typical game, the players admit that a win over the Marauders would provide huge momentum for their season
“[A win would mean] everything,” McFadden says. “It would give us a natural high for weeks!”