Varsity Football Looks to Dance to a Victory

by Jackson Hongtong ’21

The 3-2 Warriors play the Blair Blazers at 6:30 on October 5 in Sherwood’s homecoming game. Blair is coming off a 20-0 win against Einstein. Blair has been able to tack on the same record as the Warriors, losing to Paint Branch and Quince Orchard. The Blazers will offer a good assessment of how the Warriors are improving or not at the season’s midway point. The Warriors appear ready to prove they’re progressing into the right decision.

“I feel that the team can play at high level if we all buy in, which I think we are starting to do now. The players are also starting to increase their play as the weeks go on,” said junior Eddie Dumas, who has been one of Sherwood’s main focal points for the team this season.

The boys are coming off a win against Wheaton in dominant fashion, 36-6, and it was a much-needed win after an unexpected 21-20 loss to at Richard Montgomery. The Warriors played well through the first three quarters, but gave up a touchdown late in the fourth quarter and failed to convert on a fourth down. The Warriors shut out Einstein at home the previous week, 30-0. The Warriors’ defense showed up, starting off with a pick-six from Dumas, along with a safety. Sherwood lost the most anticipated game for the Warriors against the undefeated Damascus Hornets in a tough 35-14 loss. The two teams traded touchdowns to make the score 14-14. However, the Hornets dominated after that and scored 21 unanswered points for a victory.

The game this Friday is one of the most important games for the boys. The Warriors can’t afford another close game that ends up in a loss, especially if the only thing standing in their way of a win is themselves.

“Blair is a good team. I feel if we make dumb mistakes it can cost us the game, but the only way we lose is if we beat ourselves,” said Dumas.