Wreckers shine in rainy conditions

Jesse Levinson, Staff Writer

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The Wreckers continued their undefeated streak in a commanding fashion Friday, Oct. 3, defeating a winless Fairfield Warde team 35-15.

 

The game was originally scheduled to be Staples’ homecoming game; however, due to the potential of Hurricane Joaquin, homecoming was postponed to Oct. 16 against Stamford.

 

Nevertheless, the Wreckers did not let this disappointment get to their heads, as they asserted their dominance on the second play of the game when Ethan Burger ’17 (#25) ran for a 48 yard touchdown.

 

“The offensive line did a tremendous job blocking up front as always,” Burger, always quick to praise the play of his teammates, said.

 

Staples never looked backed after the tremendous start. Through constant rain, wind and sub-50 degree weather, the team rode the hot hand of Burger who finished the first half with three touchdowns and carried the team to a 21-0 halftime lead.

The Wreckers were also led through strong efforts by running back Connor Adrian ’16 (#4), who, like Burger, rushed for over 100 yards, and receiver Sam Arciola ’16 (#14) who had a highlight-reel kickoff return of 80 yards.

 

However, quarterback Andrew Speed ’17 (#7) was quick to compliment the other side of the ball. “The defense was lights out yesterday,” Speed, in reference to Warde scoring only 15 points, commented.

 

Despite the poor weather conditions, the Staples fan base also got a win on Friday by showcasing their devotion to the Wreckers.

 

“I thought it was a lot of fun. If that game were homecoming, it would have been crazy,” Remy Laifer ’17, a fan in attendance, said.

 

Reflecting on the game, Speed commented, “There are things we need to improve upon and learn from this week, but overall I think the team played well.”

 

The Wreckers will look to continue their dominance next week on Oct. 9, as they travel to take on Brien McMahon at 7:00 p.m.

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