Tackling Off the Competition
BY LUCIA QUESADA NYLEN & CASSANDRA REYES Passion and diligent pre-season training are surely showing on the field for Malden High School’s football team. Under the guidance of their coaches and captains, the boys are starting off their season with three wins and zero losses. With talent stretching among both the offensive and defensive sides of the team, the boys are more than likely to have a successful season. Senior captain Jarad Accardi expressed that "for [the team] to keep winning games [they] need to keep working harder and harder everyday in practice and just keep playing [their] hearts out every game." In addition to Accardi, this year, the team is being led by senior captains Isaac Bethea, Anthony Boulay, and Joshua Bessey and the head coach of Joe Pappagallo. The team has defeated Methuen with a final score of 14-10, the Oliver Ames Tigers, who were ranked 18th, with a final score of 27-15, and Revere with a final score of 14-7. Senior Rakeem “Skip” Langston and has also been displaying great talent and efforts on the field. Next up, on September 26, 2014, the MHS football team will face off against Malden Catholic High School.