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Could this be a championship season for MSJ Football?

The Varsity Football team is primed for a stellar MIAA season this year. Photo Credit: Andrew Foster

The Varsity Gaels Football Team looks primed to compete for the MIAA championship. The Gaels have arguably the best defense in the MIAA (with an average of 12 points given per game last year). With an explosive offense led by Junior Quarterback Winston Watkins, with many talented wide receivers, running backs, and offensive lineman. 

The Student Section always shows up for game time. Photo Credit: Andrew Foster

With being the #29 team in the nation in 2019 (Pre-Covid), and being the #2 team in the A conference in 2021, they knew that this season would be a dominant one with most of last year’s starters returning. With multiple schools losing their best players due to transferring, MSJ has managed to keep its core players. Thanks to this, Saint Joe has a fantastic opportunity to reclaim their title as best in the MIAA. They have a team full of hungry players who remember the sting of their Semi-Final exit last year. 

The plan for the season is complete domination, with the team’s focus continuing to dominate through all 4 quarters. With the addition of 6 new coaches, this year’s team looks more like they will reach the ultimate goal.

Varsity Football is led on the field by Joe Gael. Photo Credit: Andrew Foster
Photo Credit: Andrew Foster

The team is looking forward to having games against great teams to prepare them for the championship. They played St. Ignatius in a match many thought would be a blowout and MSJ held its own. Even though they came up short, they opened a lot of eyes. The team also has a game against the #35 team in the nation, Good Counsel. 

The Gaels will come into league play starting off hot on September 24, against Loyola Blakefield. Then for the rest of the season, all of the other games are league games. These games will determine if they will reach their ultimate goal. MSJ looks to claim the #1 seed to ensure home-field advantage for the first round of the playoffs.

Nicholas Paxton is a senior member of the multimedia journalism Class.

Division I commit, Marlowe Wax: “I just love being on the field, love making plays.”

Given the opportunity, I decided to interview three-star running back and linebacker from the class of 2020, Marlowe Wax, as well as his coach, Mr. Rich Holzer. Marlowe Wax has been on varsity ever since his freshman year at the Mount and got his first start in his sophomore year. Ever since then, he’s been a power runner and a physical hitter on both sides off the field. His hard work and dedication caught the eye of Syracuse, a D1 athletic school, and earned him a full scholarship. The scholarship and the environment of the school in New York helped in making Marlowe’s decision easy, as he committed to the university. Now as a senior, he has one goal in mind: finish the season as a champion. Accomplishing this goal will be the cherry on top as he prepares to take the college platform by storm.

Good luck to Marlowe, and the rest of the St. Joe Varsity Football team. Take a look!             

Kyle Alexander is a junior member of the Multimedia Journalism class and a member of The Quill.