By LUCIA QUESADA NYLEN
Well into the fall season, the Golden Tornado football team is doing nothing but improving. Coaches Joseph Pappagallo and senior captains Jensen Ayuk and Matt Delaney have already lead the team to one of their main goals, qualifying for play offs.
After a win against Cambridge Rindge and Latin, the MHS team filled the spot of second place in the Greater Boston League, which allowed them to qualify for playoffs. This rule was newly set this season which calls for the top two teams in each league eligible to qualify. Sophomore Danley Exilhomme explained how “it feels great being in the playoffs [because] it’s been a long time since [the team] has made it to them.” Qualifying for playoffs was definitely an accomplishment for the whole team.
With a record of 4-3 the team has overcome some tough losses. On Friday Oct. 18, 2013 MHS hosted the annual Breast Cancer Awareness game at MacDonald Stadium. The infamous ‘Pink Out’ game was fought against Catholic Memorial High School. The game was a dedication to raise awareness to all those battling or have battled breast cancer. The players showed their respect by wearing pink gear, including under armour and socks. Unfortunately, the team lost to a tough game with a score of 7-17. Senior Raymond Sainristil scored the touchdown, and senior Sameer Thompson kicked a field goal for the Tornados.
On Saturday Oct. 26, 2013 the Tornados played against rival Everett. The outcome was an unfortunate loss to the Crimson Tide to a score of 0-35.With the season winding down the Golden Tornados are ready to give it their all for a great outcome to the end of the season.