Athletics

Varsity Football defeats Collegiate, moves to 1-3 on the season

Griffin Warlow ’23

Last Friday, on fifth and sixth form parents weekend, Woodberry’s Varsity Football team took the field once again in search of their first victory on the season against the Collegiate Cougars. Their search came to an end as they ended up triumphant by a margin of 28-17.

The Tigers are now 1-3 on the year after dropping all three of their first games. These losses partially came from a swarm of injuries that sidelined eleven of the usual starters. However, with a bye week for the expeditions the week prior and an incredible two-touchdown performance from fifth former Landon Ellis in his first game of the season, Woodberry came out on top this week. 

Another number of key players on the team made monumental returns to the field from injury, including Donovan Baker ‘22, Armel Mukam ‘23, and Emile Beaulieu ‘24, who all played key parts in the Tiger win. 

The season has certainly been a bumpy one for the squad, but with many players still returning from injury and most of the team on an upward trend following their statement win over Collegiate there is little reason to worry if you are a Tiger fan.

The team looks ahead now to the road for three weeks of away games on the next three Saturdays at St. Christopher’s School, Catholic High School, and Trinity Episcopal School. This road stint with some important prep league play will end when they return home to play Fork Union Military Academy in their final competition before The Game against the Episcopal Maroon on November 13, also at home.

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