By Cassidy Craig
The Maclay Marauders are now 0-4 after a disappointing loss to the Sneads Pirates last night. Maclay hosted Sneads for the first home game of the 2015 Marauder season. Though the Pirates pulled out a 16-7 win, the Marauders continued to fight until the final whistle.
Several Marauders stood out during last night’s game. Emory Boeneke, a senior wide receiver and defensive back, had 94 return yards, while senior Scott Ereckson and freshman Harrison Padgett led the team with 12 tackles each. With eight starters being seniors, the Marauders will have plenty of room to grow in the upcoming years.
Ereckson said, “We have the talent and skill to be a successful football team, but we need to start executing better and stop shooting ourselves in the foot. We need to come together as a program, but more importantly we need to come together as a family.”
Jack Brady, the freshman quarterback for Maclay, threw a crucial touchdown pass to senior George Hutchinson that placed the Marauders on the scoreboard during the second quarter. In the fourth, however, Brady threw two incomplete passes along with one interception.
Several fumbles from other Marauders also hurt their cause.
Demonstrating both schools priorities, players, coaches, and spectators joined together in a moment of silence to honor and to remember the victims of the terrorist attacks on Sep. 11, 2001. During halftime, local first responders were also honored for their bravery and dedication to the safety of American citizens.
The Marauder football season continues this Friday, Sep. 18 at Maclay against Agape Christian Academy of Orlando, Florida.