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Staples triumphs for the Pink-Out

Captain Will Johnson ’14 wove his way through defenders from Fairfield Ludlowe, breaking tackles left and right, fought his way into open field, and scored a 70-yard punt return four minutes into the second half. This put Staples up 24-16 and opened the floodgates to a 35-point second half for the Wreckers.

The first half was much slower, with 17 points coming off of touchdowns from Jack Greenwald ’14 and Patrick Lesch ’14, as well as a 36-yard field goal from Mike Gifford ’14.

Staples did struggle a bit in the first half, with the defense allowing Ludlowe’s quarterback to run for a score, and Jack Massie ’14 throwing into an interception that was returned for a touchdown.

Coach Marce Petroccio said that at halftime, he didn’t have to say a word. Greenwald took control, and Petroccio summarized the speech after the game.

“He was very upset with the way everybody was playing, and he let them know that,” Petroccio said.

Greenwald’s message was certainly received by the team, as shown by their incredible 35-7 run in the second half.

The Pink-Out was just as successful as the game itself, with over $12,000 dollars having been raised by halftime. The pink-clad crowd showed support for the team and the cause.

Although Petroccio said that he hasn’t had anyone in his immediate or extended family with breast cancer, the Pink-Out still touched him.

“For a community to come out and support Pink Day and have a great crowd on a night like this, it says a lot about Westport,” Petroccio said.

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Jimmy Ray Stagg
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Jimmy Ray Stagg is a Staples senior and has been an Inklings writer since sophomore year. He likes to cover sports and plays baseball and football in his free time. “I could write forever about sports,” said Stagg. He plans to play catcher for Staples again this year. His favorite baseball team is the Mets. “It’s great to be a Mets fan”, said Stagg, “especially with the year that the Mets are having.” Stagg is also a Patriots fan. “I can talk about the Patriots forever,” said Stagg. Stagg is a member of both Orphenians and Staples Players. Stagg had his acting debut at eight in Children Of Eden and has been in many Bedford and Staples plays since. “I have a thing for attention,” said Stagg. Stagg is a great Inklings mentor and I have already learned much from him in the past two weeks.

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