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3-0. The football team had a similar start two years ago when the team won the District 1 and BAL championships, feats they have been trying to repeat since then. The team struggled last year with nearly no seniors and an inexperienced team. This year the team is looking to exceed the championship titles to become the greatest success in New Hope football’s short history.
“We really need to focus at practice and play hard-nosed New Hope football,” Senior Captain Franco Mannino says.
As of game three, the defense had only let up eighteen points. Only six of those were on varsity. The defense is a strong point for the team.
The team’s starting quarterback, sophomore Nick Garritano, will be returning after an injury to his back.
“We need to come out to practice and the games with high intensity,” Senior Captain Russell Abernethy said, adding: “but we need to take each game one at a time.”