The Jonathan Law football team opened up its fall season last week with a bright outlook.
The team’s new motto is “Why Wait?” meaning the Lawmen plan on getting better everyday.
“You can get better today,” senior captain Giovanni Marzullo said. “Don’t put off what can be done today until tomorrow.”
This off-season brought a lot of changes to the football program, headlined by a change in coaches. Mr. Robinson stepped aside after 13 years and was replaced by former Bassick head coach Derrick Lewis.
The Lawmen began the 2014 season last Wednesday with a loss at home against Harding. The team plans on redeeming themselves at Friday’s home game against Wilbur Cross.
“This year I’m looking forward to finally getting some wins in,” senior captain Sean Rice said.
The goal of the season is to get at least eight wins, getting these wins would put them in the state playoffs.
“It would be great to achieve that during my senior year,” senior Timothy Edson said.
Members of the team had high praise for Lewis, who they believe has made a big impact in a short period of time.
“He understands all aspects of the game,” Edson said. “Having a coach with as much experience as he does makes it that much better.”
To achieve the winning record they want to end the season with, the Lawmen know they will have to overcome many obstacles, including a tough SCC schedule to start the season.
“We need to work to work on communication the most,” Marzullo said. “We also don’t want to play down to teams when we could play to our full potential.”
Most teams have a few key players but the Lawmen believe that this year’s team is different. They plan on utilizing every player they have on the roster, making the team more universal for substitutions.
The young Lawmen will be led by a small group of seniors, and they will rely heavily on juniors and underclassmen.
“One of our best juniors would have to be Logan Danville,” said senior running back and linebacker Max German. “He’s a tough, fast, hard- hitting player.”
Even though it is more than two months away, the team is already excited about this year’s Thanksgiving Day game against rival Foran.
“The Thanksgiving Day game is what I’m excited for this season,” Marzullo said. “Although it is far away I’m just looking forward to that being a great game.”
German said that if the team keeps working hard, a victory against the Lions is possible.
“We have a good chance of winning the game this year,” German said. “We have improved a lot this season already and have a lot more time to improve more.”
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